A couple of people have been very interested to know more about our Artist of the month Dan Vangeli's colour palette for his portraits. Today Dan has very kindly sent me some Work in progress photos from his most recent painting showing us the stages he goes through.
For all my paimtings I use a relatively small palette of about 10 colors...I use:
-rose madder genuine
Winsor green (blue shade)
Scarlett lake red
As for skin tones, it varies with each piece. but most of the time I start with the rose madder, alittle aureolin yellow, and add a little olive green. It gets a nice base skin tone.
I start very light, and build up from there adding scarlet lake, and cobalt blue to the mix. I use a large palette, and really use the mixing area to experiment until I find what I want.