Nancy uses a limited palette. ultramarine blue, cad red medium, cad yellow light or lemon, titanium white. Now and then she uses a "short cut" color like yellow ochre. One of my favorite colors! Good for warmer skin tones. Oh yeah, now and then she uses cerulean blue. I typically use lots of short cut colors but I used her palette for the workshop. I am so pleased with the results that I may stick to it for a while. I mixed cad yellow and cerulean to get the bright swim tube in the painting.