Portrait-Virginia-BaconAnders Zorn (Swedish), Portrait of Mrs. Walter Rathbone Bacon (Virginia Purdy Barker), 1897. This artist is most famous among painters for what is known as the “Zorn Palette.” Our best guesses at the modern equivalents of his pigments are titanium white, yellow ochre, cadmium red, and ivory black. Just four puddles of paint on his palette, none of them blue. The black serves as the cool color temperature in his mixtures. Black and white make blue. Black and yellow make green. Painting is about color temperature relationships, one next to the other. The actual mixture is gray or brown, but we perceive it as blue or green in contrast to the adjacent color temperature.