French market painting #2

Here is something of a companion piece to the other Cahors market painting I posted a couple of days ago:

  "Legumes du Jour" Oil on Linen, 20x16" (SOLD) ©Jennifer Young

"Legumes du Jour" Oil on Linen, 20x16" (SOLD) ©Jennifer Young

For both this painting and the previous market painting I have again experimented with a single primary palette of just 3 colors (red, yellow, and blue) plus white. I don't normally use a huge palette any way, but sometimes I feel I can become over-reliant on certain colors. Using a very limited palette helps me to feel as if I am taking back in control of my color mixing and really forces me to think more about color relationships. It also pretty much ensures more unified color. My three primaries for these two paintings were cadmium yellow pale, cadmium red medium, and ultramarine blue, and the white was titanium.