Forgive me for stating the obvious when I speak of Zorn's limited palette. To me, the Newbie to painting, Anders Zorn is a recently discovered character, to you all he is probably common parlance.
He was Swedish 1860 - 1920 (found fame in the US after painting the portrait of Presidents, Cleveland, Taft and Roosevelt)) and, from the look of his studio, seems like my sort of man.
What interests me, amongst other things, was his use of a limited palette.
The fewer colours I use ... the fewer mistakes I can make! At least that's my theory :0)) So if I used a his limited palette for portraits I should stand a better chance of getting things a little less wrong than I otherwise might ... if you can understand that bit of back-to-front English.
Just to compound the task of portraiture I shall use Acrylics. I'm going to try Golden Heavy Body acrylics and maybe a W & N Burnt Sienna.
I think I may be forced out of my rigid attention to detail into a looser impressionist style to make it work. Who knows?
As we have friends staying until Saturday, I shan't be able to start until Sunday next. I shall record what I do for two reasons:
(i) It might give you a good laugh!
(ii) You may be able to point out the errors of my way.
Either way, I'm quite excited about it all ... should be great fun!!