I tend to often choose a relatively limited palette. For example, the painting below contains almost no blue and only touches of green and yellow.
I went to my files and looked at a bunch of my work, both old and recent. Here are a few more paintings with limited color.
- A greater balance through your painting.
- Easy color harmonies.
- Forces you to think about tone and composition.
- Having to utilize warm and cool colors works more effectively to achieve contrast rather than adding more color.