Painting With All The Colours!  · The Final Few Paintings in the Limited Palette Challenge

Painting With All The Colours! · The Final Few Paintings in the Limited Palette Challenge


Hello my loves and welcome back to what I
think will be the very last of these limited palette painting videos as we come to our
last few colour schemes. As with the last couple of videos in this
series, this one is sponsored by Squarespace, so huge thanks to them, if you’re looking
to build a website, Squarespace is the all-in-one platform to deliver that. Now, I’d been looking forward to this last
leg of the journey, because we’re getting to the earthier, less saturated colours, which
I’m really loving at the moment, browns and greys and dirty greens. This first palette was probably the most mixed
in different hues, but still had some good harmony with all the colours being quite muted,
and all in all, I thought they went really well together. These colours instantly shouted out to me
as an autumnal woodland scene. I had no idea how I’d do that in a simplistic
way, and in hindsight, I wish I had approached it a little differently, probably by starting
from the back and working my way forward, rather than what I’m doing here and starting
with the foreground. I think that overcomplicated things a bit
and I had trouble getting good variation between the lighter and darker values. I imagined the painting getting lighter and
mistier as the trees receded back into the distance, but because I started with my darkest
and most opaque colours… I don’t know, I think I just got it the
wrong way round. I think it would have been easier to start
lighter and work my way in to darker colours. Also, and I think I mentioned this in one
of the previous videos- the last one actually with the swamp- I’m still tending to go
in a little too thick instead of relying on layering, and that gives me a blotchy and
streaky finish that I don’t love. Despite all that, this one was really enjoyable
process-wise, I’ve had so much fun throughout this whole experimental colour journey, just
relaxing and trying whatever I want to try without worrying too much about how it’ll
turn out. One thing I loved about these particular colours
in the Holbein watercolour range, is just how opaque they can get, especially that chalky
green and the ‘Mars Voilet’ which kind of reminds me of earth or clay. Next up, these colours again just instantly
dictated what they wanted to be. As soon as I saw them, I thought of a canyon,
a rocky kind of desert scene like you’d see in Road Runner. I actually can’t get over how much I love
all the of the colours in these last set of paintings. Thanks again to Oto Kano for sending me these
paint samples, it’s really helped me make my mind up about which ones I’ll be investing
in in the future! Which ones I’ll get the most use out of. So, I was a bit more considered with this
one, a common theme in these videos has been my increasing confidence from one painting
to another. I wanted to emulate some of the feeling of
my glacier painting earlier on in the series, with those geometric shapes and that almost
splintering of the rocks, but for some reason, I just couldn’t get that technique back
as successfully this time, like I forgot how to do it until near the end of this painting. By the way, thanks so much for the feedback
on my last video, I was so thrilled to see just how appreciative people were to discover
new channels and new resources. I’m thinking I might have to make that a
regular thing, because I’m constantly stumbling upon new artists and art information that
I want to share, so maybe I’ll add a kind of spotlight segment to the end of one or
two videos each month. I’d make it a dedicated video each month
but then I think I’d feel too much pressure to find things to love, and that’s not quite
as fun. Now this was a nice and quick one, I think
it took about ten minutes altogether. These colours made me think of a bleak moorland. Like those grey, foggy damp expanses of british
countryside. They’re not always grey and gloomy obviously,
they’re quite rich with nature and wildlife, but in these colours, I saw something more
muted… like what you’d see in those old books and films like Jane Eyre or Great Expectations. Bleak and unforgiving. I actually think this one turned out more
lively than I wanted it to, if I were to do it again, I’d have things wash into each
other a bit more. I was kind of going for a Turner-like style
for this one with blurred lines and just a wet look to it all, but I think somewhere
along the way, my controlling nature kicked in and I started trying to achieve crisp lines
and balanced shapes. I do like the finished result, its just not
what I’d imagined! And finally, I used these greys and browns
to paint a mountain scene with really simplistic shapes of trees. I wouldn’t say that I was running out of
ideas at this point, but looking back, I do wish I’d done something a bit more original,
I think this composition is something you see quite often. Other than that though, it was another peaceful
and enjoyable process, thanks in large part to all your music suggestions from last time,
and a satisfactory end to what has been a nice little personal project. I don’t mind that these paintings don’t
fit neatly into my body of work, they’re just colour and style experiments after all. And I’m working to not push so hard to define
my artistic style, and just let it happen organically, as I always preach on this channel
anyway. I did toy with the idea of selling these as
a set of prints or postcards, just because aesthetically they are nice and satisfying
to look at all lined up as you’ll see later, but I think if I was meant to sell them, I
wouldn’t have such a hard time figuring out that I wanted to sell them, if that makes
sense. Not everything has to be a product after all,
and I only want to add things to my shop that I really love and that I’m really proud
of. It was so much fun doing these paintings and
I’m so grateful to have a following that not only allow me to experiment and mess about
with my art, but are actually genuinely interested in that side of things as well, so thanks
for joining me for these videos. I’ve compiled them all into a playlist so
you can see the full journey and maybe even try something similar yourselves. Massive thanks again to Squarespace for sponsoring
the channel. I’m sure many creators feel the same. It’s a huge support to be able to dedicate
more time to learning and honing my craft and less time trying to do whatever I can
to make sure I can pay my bills. I know you know all about them by now, they’re
a website building platform, they also provide domains so you can essentially build your
online presence all in one place. There’s built in capabilities to add a shop,
a portfolio for your work, a blog, and lots of customisable templates to get it all looking
just the way you want. I rebuilt my entire website for scratch with
Squarespace last year and I haven’t looked back. So see for yourself if it’ll be the right
choice for you, get a free trial at Squarespace.com, and if it’s right for you, go to squarespace.com/minniesmall
for 10% off your first website. Thanks so much for watching and I’ll see
you soon for the next video. Bye!

70 Comments

  • Liz V. Art says:

    I love all these little paintings, they are just so cool together. They almost feel like they're polaroid pictures of a bunch of holidays someone's been on.

  • marah abdullah says:

    I can watch this all day long!
    Thank you for the huge inspiration you always give! I really appreciate everything about your videos, your art, and personality!

  • Smmurrs says:

    Minnie you have the most beautifully shaped nails! that is all <3

  • rynnpen says:

    I really wanna do something like this when I have the time!!

  • Tyler Alexy says:

    Looks fun to work so small. I'm definitely gonna make a bunch of tiny paintings tonight!

    What do you do with them afterwards? Throw them into a folder?

  • Victoria Olofsson says:

    I don’t like that this series is over, I have really loved it but at the same time can’t wait to see what you will do next

  • Nada Majdy says:

    I love your videos and I love you too❤️

  • CanuckJim says:

    The gallery shot at 8m07s is STUNNING

  • Ruba Abdul says:

    Mini, everything you do and put out is so so good. Maintain whatever it is that goes through your special artistic mind

  • Regina Sikes says:

    Do a real time version of this plz

  • Murf's Mess says:

    I love this set more than all the rest (and that's saying something), especially the first one. And love your nail varnish that matches the last green perfectly LOL <3

  • Betmun Lifestyle says:

    Seeing those paintings together just made me happy. I don’t know why and I can’t explain it, just a very nice, warm feeling. And I love the music, paired with your art and voice is so peaceful and almost meditative. I’ve loved this little experiment of yours, and the outcome has been materially stunning and it’s even better if it has helped you grow and become more confident

  • wizkidsvideos says:

    Loved the art, music and the video in general. Good job ❤️❤️❤️

  • MsMagnolia3 says:

    I love them all.

  • Thomas Pegoraro says:

    I think I started following you when you had less than 10k followers, can't remember the exact number, but anyway I'm not gonna lie, sometimes for me, your channel becomes more of a relaxing sound to have in the background. Your voice/music/visuals are just so calming that I just want to watch your videos after a busy stressful day! You're also a dope artist though! Thank you for what you doing. Tom.

  • Bel P. says:

    Nice music 👍🏼

  • Jen Goodwyn says:

    So beautiful!

  • The Fiery Well LLC says:

    I love the canyon piece. Watching it was like “now how is that going to … oh … oh wow that really comes together” Beautiful. I have loved this series of painting videos. Thank you!

  • The Jasmine Aesthetic says:

    LOVE the music choice in this video, and everything else of course. Fantastically inspiring as always ✨

  • Meeting Place says:

    No…sell them👏😁💛💚💜

  • Anika Mukherjee says:

    They all looked incredibly good!!! I'm obsessed and you always inspire me

  • abrynotaubrey says:

    What an inspiring project! This final set is my favorite, color-wise. Did you notice how well your nails matched Davy's Grey?
    I recommend at least making a digital zine of the pieces for yourself as an ongoing experiment in zine format, for example making a collage of each painting or digitally changing the colors.

  • CatsOnTheRise says:

    These are my favorites of the series. I wish you would do prints of them!

  • katchrismann says:

    The forest landscape with the earthy greens is breathtaking.

  • Jasmin P. Wall says:

    is that shot of all the paintings at the end all one shot? how did you do that? amazing!

  • swing9799 says:

    They would look amazing all together as a poster! So beautiful ♥️

  • Ulrika Karlsson says:

    Such inspiration! Time to paint 😀 So glad I found you when I did. Thank you for doing this hard work so we can enjoy it.

  • Ashley Calvillo says:

    after watching this video I want to go watch La La Land. Anyone else??

  • bastet469 says:

    You are the quintessential embodiment of the saying"You're your harshest critic." I can say that because I am too. 😆😆 Your work is great! I know that some pieces don't come out the way you originally planned, but I have yet to see one of your paintings and think, "Dag, she really f*d up that one!" I'm hard on my cooking because my Mom was famous for hers. Holidays are worse because I make a lot of her dishes. People constantly rave over what I consider abject failures but it doesn't change my mind. Sigh… I'm working on it though. So I feel for u gurl!

  • BlackEssence says:

    Aaaah, now, Ms. Minnie, Ms. Minnie, Ms. Minnie! How many times did I say your name? LOL! I truly enjoyed this entire painting series of watching your grow, struggle, and triumph through it all in each vision you set out to create. I, declare, I wish I had your spirit. I am so fearful of my art and so…well, I'd have to share that for another day. But, just know that you sharing your art journeys like this is such a saving grace for me. It's more to me than I coukd ever put into typed words. Keep on growing, Minnie. Don't you ever stop!-Whit🤓❤👍🏾

  • Art About Art says:

    The paintings look beautiful. It is great that some times you dont put work in your shop, that you do it for your development as an artist. That is really inspiring. As always this is another lovely video.

  • ALLJ Art says:

    They all turned out great I particularly liked the second and third one this time around! It was great to follow you on this experimental journey, MInnie! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Alexandra Teixeira says:

    This was an amazing project to watch! You always come with awesome projects ideias to challenge yourself. You are a very inspiring artist. Thank you for sharing. 🤩

  • izhr says:

    This whole series was so inspirational! Thank you for sharing this with us!

  • Cassie Lee says:

    Beautiful collection! I really like the more abstract ones and I love how there’s almost a 🌈 running through them.

  • Ana Carolina Oliveira says:

    I loved this series! Is so inspiring and I learned so much from it. And the result is beautiful! I totally understand your point, but I still wish you would sell them as post cards just because I'd love to have them hanging in my house hahaha Thank you for this!

  • Art by Brooke says:

    Beautiful!

  • c.f. callier says:

    Very relaxing and enjoyable video. Out of this set I really love that second one. I can't explain why exactly, it just resonates with me somehow. I love watching artists that experiment and try to grow in their art, I think it's because I identify so much with the struggles and also change and growth keeps things refreshing even though it can be difficult.

  • ShineTheDiamond says:

    This was such an enjoyable series to watch!

  • Sky Tip says:

    One of the things I’ll be investing in soon is a heat gun for my watercolor painting. I’m a big fan of glazing, but I’ve noticed I’m having to step away while things dry and I think a heat gun could help my productivity

  • NoOvernightGuests says:

    Congrats on completing the challenge! I think the challenge, besides pushing you creatively, also encouraged new ways of thinking around your style and process.

  • Alice Lawrence says:

    I adore that last shot!

  • NATASCHA SAGE LEVANGELINGNE says:

    i don‘t think your last piece isn‘t original, not AT ALL. it is so daunting and beautifully dark, the mix of the grey foggy color and the darker brown makes it look like… poisoned nature? if that makes sense. it‘s like a futuristic image of what a forest could look like in 100 years. i don‘t know but that last painting really made me feel something.

  • Afro Addy says:

    these are my absolute favorites of the series!! I like how they kind of called back to some of the previous pieces and your approaches to them❣

  • Rubychan1000 says:

    SOOO CUTE will these all be released as a zine later on?

  • María G. G. says:

    my mind added "of the wind" to the title when I read it 😀
    Fantastic video and art, beautiful and relaxing ^^

  • monkeymintaka says:

    They look so beautiful placed together like that! Must be really satisfying to have finished the project 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you come up with next – inspiring as always!

  • stefaani says:

    The music is beautiful, thanks for the work. You’re always so calming 🙂

  • Lilly Schwartz says:

    Oh, these were so enjoyable to watch! I think I‘ll do something similar for the A6 sketchbook I still need to finish!

  • Sofie says:

    You have such a calming voice! 🙂

  • Meghan Luttrell says:

    If you had these in your store I would totally buy them! They looks so fantastic lined up and next to each other. You have really inspired me to want to do limited palette paintings with my own supplies!

  • Roger Shabangu says:

    This was a lovely video great job , am inspired i've actually never tried makiking swatches before guess am gonna make some now and maybe i can chose my colors wisely then. Love your videos keep up ✌

  • SleepyJee says:

    I usually comment as Anika ahah 🙂 But I just wanted to thank you again for your channel! You've inspired me to start an art channel and even a friend of mine too who I recommended your videos too!

  • Alexandria Flowers says:

    This one of the few vids keeping me sane through this choir fundraiser. Coming up with $500 isn't easy for a 16 year old nowadays😂😭.

  • ireallylikestrawberryicecream says:

    you're like a modern-day bob ross :'))

  • Ally Ribeiro says:

    That was so relaxing to watch! Gotta say, this mini series was very inspiring – I have a big pack of gouache paint I haven't properly tried yet, and now you gave me the perfect idea about what to do with them (and having fun while learning how to use them)! Congrats on your always awesome videos, and loving hugs from Brazil! <3

  • Carla says:

    They all look amazing✨

  • hopethisnameisavlble says:

    Your videos are always such a joy to watch, and your art is simply beautiful. My favourite channel.

  • Ashley Quam says:

    +minniesmall can you please share your nail color?

  • Filip Pusca says:

    An idea, you could draw Tarot cards by hand and sell at a great price.

  • SophieJu Drawing says:

    The final result is beautiful !

  • ajames says:

    Just discovered your channel and I am impressed with your artwork

  • blessing says:

    Who's here because of an ad

  • Clem Guichard says:

    Your voice is very soft and nice to listen to ! and your videos are beautiful, same as for your art !

  • potatosandtomatos says:

    Honestly when you said this experiment was something outside your usual body of work I thought that's EXACTLY what I like about your channel and style. I always get surprised by what you paint when I come to your channel, and I love that.
    A lot of artists I follow always tend to paint or draw very similar things – mostly people and especially pretty girls – and although I do enjoy looking at those from time to time and I can always immediately tell whose work it is (which is kinda nice, I get that) I prefer seeing diversity in other artists body of work and I don't mind if someone cannot tell by just one glance at my drawing that I made it.
    I personally love experimenting with different media and painting everything BUT people, whether it may be houses, scenes, animals or just random things and I think that's why I gravitate to your channel so much and I hope you keep up the good work!

  • Heba Aladawi says:

    every time I watch a video of you , I believe more and more that what you are doing is what I want to do , I love your passion for making art ,creating vibes directing videos and talk about all of these beautiful and inspiring ideas , one day I will have a YouTube channel and I will follow my passion , you always push me forward

  • Allie Mitchell says:

    aww these are super cute. Totally get why you wouldn't want to sell them, but I bet a lot of people would want them if you did!

  • Blagovesta Alexandrova says:

    you are just sooooo talenteeeed

  • Geraldine Conway says:

    This series was incredible Minnie.

  • Sandra Sala says:

    These turned out great!! I'm glad you liked my music suggestion. I was so happy to hear it first 😁❤

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