@instairinadragomir > Let go of control, Acrylic on canvas, 90*120 cm

As I write this, businesses and places of public gatherings have begun to open up and in some ways lives are returning to an updated “normal.” Here’s a look at what some of your peers created during the recent #stayathome period, during which we asked you to share paintings and drawings inspired by a variety of creative art prompts that our team created.

In this collection, we’re sharing some of our favorite limited palette drawings and paintings from followers who tagged us on Instagram. Enjoy!

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@lucab_art > Kia portrait oil on canvas
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@instairinadragomir > For many years I’ve avoided the color blue. I was somehow afraid of its depth and seriousness.
However, things are constantly changing so now blue is my friend and I find it increasingly fascinating. I think this may be due to the fact that I’ve become more mature and willing for confrontations.
What’s your favourite colour?
Acrylic on canvas, 90*80 cm
Creative art prompts - limited palette - RealismToday.com

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A 1.5 hour demo in grisaille on shellaced panel. I like how the yellow of the shellac plays against the coolness of the grisaille. Makes it almost look like gold leaf from afar. Materials: Brushes: @rosemarybrushes Paint: @gamblincolors @williamsburgoilpaints @winsorandnewton @mhoilpaints Surface: 8×10 Canvas . . . . #allaprima #oilpainting #artoninstagram #artofinstagram #visual_enjoyment_gallery #art_dailydose #sketch_dailydose #arts_promoter #drawinganatomyandart #creativeuprising #nawden #paintingsofinstagram #artistoninstagram #realismtoday #drawing_expression #boxer #figuredrawing #figurepainting #academicpainting #winsorandnewton #gamblin #croquiscafe #bluereview @realismtoday #paintanyway

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DORA 50 / 70 cm Fabriano black paper 160 gsm Colored Pencils VAN GOGH ( Titanium white , Cold grey light , Warm grey light ,Cold grey deep ,Warm grey deep , Ivory black ) DERWENT ( Chinese white , Cold grey , Warm grey ) STAEDTLER ( Lumocolor permanent , triplus fineliner ) Acrylic ( Titanium white , Silver ) #portraitwomen #hyperrealism #polishgirls #polishgirl #polishbeauty #womeninart #blackandwhiteartist #artstudio #blackandwhitearts #artskills #artplace #whitecolorpencilonblackpaper #myartwork #maturewomen #nicewomen #artportrait #arts #art #realistic_arts #realisticart #partnerships #artgallery #art_gallery #artmodels #goodheartedpeople #womenfrompoland #expensiveart #expensiveartwork

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Today’s article is sponsored by: Limited Palette Portraits art workshops with Jennifer Balkan


Video Length: 7 Hours, 36 Minutes

Important things you’ll learn from this video:

  • Explode four colors of paint into a zillion colors
  • Warm it up or cool it down — color temperature isn’t as hard as you think
  • Blend without blending. Jennifer shows you how to blend optically!
  • Jewel colors — a magical four-color palette to enhance your portraits
  • Some say, “Likeness rules.” Some say, “Not so much.” We’ve got an answer for you!
  • Simple abstract value patterns — the best way to ensure a great portrait!
  • Enhance, don’t replicate. Portrait painting is not photography!
  • The tools you can use to see your painting differently
  • Help nature along with more color — Jennifer’s got the recipe
  • The Impressionists knew a thing or two about color — now you’ll know too!
  • Broken color is not broken at all, it’s the secret to vibrant flesh tones
    see why!
  • How do you paint something black without black paint — revealed here!
  • Form shadows versus cast shadows — the difference may surprise you!
  • Most importantly, give your colorful paintings taste and elegance!

Preview this art workshop video here:

Click HERE to learn more about painting portraits with a limited palette.


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