I hope this goes someway to showing my working method. I seem to use the same technique each painting so thought it would be a change just to show the colour palette I use.
This scene appealed to me as there was a range of colours and some good contrasts.
My thinking is to go from right to left, with warm colours on the right and cooler colours on the left.
I also use the same system with lights and darks. Although neither of these are exact, it just helps me to find the colours automatically.
As the painting progresses the centre becomes more congested as I mix the colours. The odd bleed into the mixing I believe helps to bring the colour scheme together.
I use mainly Flake White, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Cobalt Violet, Burnt Sienna, Coeruleum Blue, French Ultramarine and a pinch of Viridian. (Sounds like a cooking program!)
Although I put all these out I sometimes limit my palette depending on the subject matter. Although I put Viridian out I tend to mix my own greens as I find this a little harsh.
Most of these landscapes are done with a palette knife as I like the effects I can get. I tend to use the middle one (see picture) and complete most of the painting with this.
I hope this goes some way to explain my working methods. I did a lot of research into colours etc in the past and this method suits my style and technique.