I’ve really been enjoying using just the prime colors of Blue Ultramarine, Alizarine Crimson, Cadmium Yellow Light and Permalba White. In using this, I find that I have don’t have to rely on using a mother color or mud to help harmonize the colors used in the painting. However, the real challenge is to get reds to really pop as I would get using a Cadmium Red. I’ve also noticed when needing a dap of yellow when mixing darker tones, if I use too much yellow, the results are muddy and I have to start over. It also means I rely heavily on white throughout all my lighter tones of color. Either way, I am having a lot of fun painting with this limited color scheme. It will be interesting how my nocturne paintings comes out using this as well. Stay tuned!

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