The Captain and His Crew

The Captain and His Crew

My mom is a big believer in limited palettes, and she said this combo of pthlao blue, Alizarin Crimson and Winsor Lemon would produce nice, vivid colors.

Intense Palette

The color study inspired me to paint Liam's bath toys.

Liam's Bath Toys

I thought adding some paint spatter might give this more energy. I didn't realize it would make the painting look like a scene from Dexter.

Oops. Next time I'll stick to blue.

The only drawback to this palette is its inability to produce bright oranges. If I painted this again, I might choose a second, warmer shade of red.