I have been experimenting with a new restricted palette that gives results I like:
Titanium White ( Michael Harding) - I also like Cremnitz White but supplies are non existent these days.
Permanent Lemon Yellow (Maimeri) - a nice light, bright yellow which, when mixed with red, gives a nice highlight for skin colour.
Roman Ochre (Zecchi) - A rich ochre that when mixed with red gives a beautiful flesh colour.
Cadmium Red Light (Windsor and Newton) - A bright, light red.
Burnt Umber (Old Holland) - A low chroma orange.
Raw Umber (Michael harding) - A low chroma yellow/green, the greyest of colours before black.
Ivory Black (Old Holland) - A rich, cool black.
Ultramarine Blue (Old Holland) - works well as the blue on this palette.
The above portrait of Conor was completed with this new palette.