I like this new way of setting up my palette. I even got a new palette and moved out some of my colors. (I will still use all those great colors, but in a different way)
What I like about this:
Pre-mixing helps me
Keeps my colors organized
Can take better advantage of using warms and cools
Can keep colors brighter
Makes for a more harmonious painting
Make gray out of limited colors which also helps with color harmony
I don't know if you can tell, but first I created primaries out of the warm and cool of each color, then I can utilize the warm and cool of each later when thinking about temperature changes in the painting. Next I created the secondary colors and put them in the middle with tints of each radiating out to the edges. Also, before starting, I made a pile of gray (top left) out of secondary colors just to insure that painting will be harmonious. The reason the tints are there is because I try to mix with equal values when making a new mix.
Start of painting with wash of dark gray
Used same palette for this painting and am painting one today of this scene with photo taken from a different direction. By using the same palette, theoretically these painting should look good together, right? I hope so.