Limited palettes are useful for a variety of reasons. In the “less is more” context, the painter gets practice in developing a broad range of color and value using a small arrangement of colors. The palette we are using has these colors: Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Yellow Light, Ivory Black, and Titanium White.
A little review: a grey scale transitioning from white to black:
Next, ultramarine blue and burnt sienna: mixing together towards the middle (50/50 in the very middle) adding white to lighten values as the squares go towards the bottom:
Next, mixing cadmium yellow light with burnt sienna, two warm colors that we will mix towards the center in the same manner, adding white as the squares go towards the bottom:
Next we will work cadmium yellow light with ultramarine blue.
The mixed color chart, creating beautiful greens:
More greens, using cadmium yellow light and ivory black:
Finally to round things out, a color chart mixing ultramarine blue and ivory black: