of course there are too many people obsessed with this element in the process but its quite simple and if you see odds work, not surprising. Odd relies on the most classical palette of pigments, he calls the Apelles palette. They consist of titanium white, brilliant yellow, mars yellow, chinese vermillion, deep ochre, and mars black. He seems to prefer Old Holland for all except the vermillion (not real vermillion) which is sennelier. From these he premixes and tubes a number of secondary colors. The white is muted with the brilliant yellow and ochre to make something similar to a "buff titanium". The yellow and red for an orange. The yellow and black for a green. The white and black for a blue. The red and black for a purple not unlike alizarin crimson. And a mixture of everything to make a nice warm grey. On rare occasion he may adopt other pigments but this covers the majority of his canvases. And the palette itself is cut from a piece of foam core board.