I decided to research this theory and found a wonderful artists who gives credit where credit is due. It is called the Zorn Pallette and the following is a copy of the article, but I wanted to credit the artist that gave me all the information on this pallette.
Please check out his site, it is a wealth of information:
The following is Westerberg's observation and thoughts on this pallette:
Zorn Palette (color chart)
This is a color Chart I made using the “Zorn Palette”. This was not Anders Zorn’s ( 1860-1920) only palette he did have other colors that he used especially when he worked outside, this palette refers primarily to his indoor work. It is basically simplified primaries: Red, Yellow, and Blue.
I use Gamblin Ivory Black, Utrecht Yellow Ochre, Windsor Newton Cadmium Red and Titanium/Zinc White.
The Chart shows the range of the palette as you can see it is fairly large. Let me explain how the colors are laid out.
The first swatch (upper left corner) is Ivory Black, and below I have gradated it white white. Next to that is Ivory Black mixed with Cad Red, Black being the dominate color. Ect ect ect….
Below are examples of Anders Zorn’s Work.
I used this palette quite a bit when I was learning to paint and I still use it today. Its a great starter palette.
Below are the brands of paint I typically use.
Anders Leonard Zorn (February 18, 1860 – August 22, 1920)
Biography of Anders Zorn
Just thought I would share this tidbit. I am trying to educate myself as I go through this journey of getting my gift back. I am very excited about this and I think I will do some paintings using this theory. I will say right now though, I love color and dont see myself doing everything with these colors...
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