Friday, July 09, 2010
Tulips, Next Stage
French Ultramarine Blue and Quin. Burnt Orange were mixed for a greenish-gray, then mixed French Ultramarine Blue and Sepia for a more neutral blue. Grays (neutrals) are great to use as resting places for the eyes, as a backdrop for more intense color and areas in the center of interest. The yellow is Holbein Lemon Yellow straight from the tube.
The greens on my palette are Hookers Green, Undersea Green, Terra Verte, and Green Gold. To these greens, French Ultramarine Blue, Quin. Violet, or one of the reds or yellows can be added to create darks or lean the greens to a certain color direction. Most of the time, I mix greens from the blues and yellow and add just a tad of the third primary color to neutralize the green so they aren't so garish and intense.