Sally Tharp paints still lifes with vibrancy & meaning. They echo with light & precision. The painting included below is part of a new series about the tangible things that humans keep. Often titles are a throwaway, an afterthought, but this title ties in seamlessly (pun intended). Sally's inclusion of paint color names alongside her palette shows the attention to detail needed to produce work of this caliber. Needless to say you should check out more of her work online & in person after enjoying her palette project responses below.
I use such a limited palette that I am grateful for all the colors. The one I probably use the least is the Cad red, which has an orange feel, but I really use all of them. I only recently started using the cerulean blue, so I guess I did without it for many years, but I like it very much now.
My favorite brushes are flat synthetics- I like the way they hold paint and use them for finish work
I have just begun to work on linens, which I love, and am excited to try the the gessoed paper as well. I used to do a lot of charcoals and I think painting on paper would have a nice feel.