|Jornada del Muerto|
Acrylic on Canvas Panel
16 x 20 in/40.6 x 50.8 cm
However, I think I have finally figured out two things. First, it takes a while (at least six months) to figure out what your own personal "go to" palette is. Second, even when you think you have figured it out, it will change over time.
Such is the life of a painter.
I also know that pretty much all painters start out using someone else's palette, and that someone else is usually your favorite painter either living or dead (such as Van Gogh or Hopper or whichever current painter). In addition, painters usually use too many of the colors on those painter's palettes when they should be using fewer.
That said, I'm finding my current "go to" palette to be:
MUST HAVES -
Pthalo Blue (green shade)
Cadmium Red Light
Camium Yellow Light
Raw Sienna or Yellow Oxide (whichever I have)
Titanium White (of course)
Off White ( the actual name depends on the manufacturer; my current favorite is Milky White, but it could be called Bleached Titanium or Ecru or some such; very useful)
That's my "go to" palette until it changes over time ; - )