I chose theses two particular images as I want to do some snow scene workshop pieces. Both photos are from PMP the first by Villager Jim and the second Steve Gibbs.
Interestingly (well I think it is) I have used the same palette for both these paintings.
Turquoise, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna (my favourite), raw sienna and a touch of SAA Quin Gold. I emphasize SAA as it is a completely different colour to W&N but gorgeous!!
If I hit on a combination I like, I tend to use it for a variety of things and can create different atmospheres by using the paint in different proportions as I have in these two.
The first I wanted to create a cool crisp feel as the image gave me that impression and the second the complete opposite. Even though it is still a snow scene the photo was really warm and inviting with a lovely glow about it.
This is the "cool" evening scene
Here is the second
But I do think it illustrates really well how you can use exactly the same palette and create two completely unique pieces just by using different dominant colours.
Isn't colour just the icing on the cake?