I have been feeling overwhelmed by color lately. In order to reign in that feeling and regain a sense of control when it comes to color choices, I have set myself the challenge of working with a limited palette.
Here is the color palette I am currently working with: titanium white, raw titanium white, hansa yellow light, alizarin crimson, and phthalo blue.
What I am finding with this experiment is more freedom.
This palette is working out well for me right now and it may be a while before I include some of those convenience colors again. By getting back to a palette of primaries, I find I have more options, not less.
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