So I thought it might be a good idea to give this a try. I took a bunch of Thomas Moran paintings and color picked out a bunch of colors from each painting to figure out some of the color schemes he is using. My thought is to see the differences between Sky, Foreground, Background, and Water colors. It was cool to see how the colors are all broken up.
I got this idea from watching "Color Theory: The Mechanics of Color" with Richard Keyes ; one of the Gnomon Workshop training videos. He didn't talk about the swatch thing in the videos, but was talking about color harmonies in paintings and how early 1900's landscape painters used Green Red compliments for foreground, and Yellow Purple compliments for background. It's a pretty interesting video, and now that I'm oil painting I'm trying to figure out how the hell I'm supposed to use color.
Anyways... here's what I ended up with: