Palette 2006

This is my artists' palette from 2006 till 2010. The palette still follows a split primary theory, after Wilcox's book. With practice, however, I have deviated from Wilcox's recommended basic and extended palettes, and have constituted my own by interchanging paints between those two.

By the end of 2010, I came across the "hexachrome" palette, and my "faith" in the split primary theory has finally broken down.

Basic palette Name Brand Lightfastness/Permanence Notes
PB15:1 - Phtalo blue red shade Finity Winsor & Newton Excellent (I) My violet blue primary.
PV19 - Permanent rose Finity Winsor & Newton Excellent (I) My violet red primary.
PR108 - Cadmium red light Finity Winsor & Newton Excellent (I) My orange red primary.
PY35 - Cadmium yellow light Finity Winsor & Newton Excellent (I) My orange yellow primary. In practice, more of a process yellow.
PW6 - Titanium white Finity Winsor & Newton Excellent (I)
PG7 - Phtalo gree blue shade Finity Winsor & Newton Excellent (I) An essential paint for making darks.
PBr7 - Burnt umber Finity Winsor & Newton Excellent (I) My first-step hue for painting flesh, and another good paint for making darks.
Extended palette Name Brand Lightfastness/Permanence Notes
PB35 - Cerulean blue Finity Winsor & Newton Excellent (I) My green blue primary, which, somehow, has played a lesser and lesser role in my artwork, probably because of its opacity. I still use it for making greens, when necessary.
PB29 - Ultramarine blue Finity Winsor & Newton Excellent (I) My initial violet blue primary. Somehow, however, its role has being taken over by Phtalo blue.
PY3 - Lemon yellow Finity Winsor & Newton Very good (II) My green yellow primary. In practice, however, it doesn't have a key role in this palette, except for mixing greens, probably because its colour is quite close to that of Cadmium yellow light.
PY43 - Yellow ochre Finity Winsor & Newton Excellent (I) A rather "waste" of money, as I have hardly used it.
PY42 PR101 - Raw sienna Finity Winsor & Newton Excellent (I) A rather "waste" of money, as I have hardly used it.
PBr7 - Raw umber Finity Winsor & Newton Excellent (I) A rather "waste" of money, as I have hardly used it.
Transition paints1 Name Brand Lightfastness/Permanence Notes
PB29 PBk9 - Payne's grey Finity Winsor & Newton Excellent (I) A ready-mixed hue which I needed for a particular black project.
PBk31 - Perylene green Finity Winsor & Newton n/a (very good) A green black paint I started experimenting with by the end of 2010.
PO73 - Pyrrole orange Finity Winsor & Newton n/a (very good) An orange paint I started experimenting with by the end of 2010.