Unrestricted Palette

In this Conversation I am exploring the loaded paint brush techniques that are used by some Aboriginal artists. This is a method where the paint brush is not cleaned between colour changes. The new paint is just loaded on to the brush directly onto the previous colour.

This technique fascinated me as it is very different from the techniques used by the Ndbele and Basotho tribes that are native to my homeland South Africa.

I have called it Unrestricted Palette as by the nature of this technique you are constantly creating new secondary and tertiary colours. I feel that this technique works harmoniously with my use of paint, colour and the treatment thereof as a metaphor.