Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mixing Greens

This isn't a pretty color chart but I was reading The Reilly Papers on landscapes posted by John Ennis, so while waiting to take Mom to church, I mixed watercolors.  In oils, Reilly used Lamp Black and White mixed as a neutral.  For some of these color mixes, Paynes Gray was added.  Base yellows were Azo, New Gamboge, Yellow Ocher and Raw Sienna.  Blues used were Indanthrene, Smalt, Cerulean and Cobalt. Some of the yellows were mixed with Cobalt Turquoise or Viridian.  One of these days I will do a much neater chart but for today this helps me to see what the colors will do when mixed. 

7 comments:

Amanda Brett said...

this is really cool Ann, thanks for posting this! cheers a

Karin Lynn said...

I have been only painting for three years and colour is one of the most difficult things for me...I can see that by "doing" I learn. Perhaps I should set more time aside for doing your exercise. I just happened on your blog this a.m. and I will spend time browsing. Karin Lynn

L.W.Roth, said...

Ann I think the color green is on quite a few of our minds. William Cook (William Cook Paintings) did a fabulous painting, you explored green and I stumbled across a terrific photo that will be a challenging painting with greens. As green fades from our landscapes, maybe we want to hold on to it?

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

I don't think color charts need to look "fancy"...they need to be functional. It's cool seeing yours.

The Notorious j.o.e. said...

It's nice to have these to go back and reference often. Thanks for sharing.

jamila aladdin said...

Hi Ann
It certainly has been a long time!!!!
SOrry for being absent like this, but times are very hard for me at the moment...
I was truly grateful by your comment, thank you for visiting...
I love what you are doing and your work is just beautiful... love all your recent work...
take care

Ann Buckner said...

Amanda, thanks for visiting this blog. I'm pleased you liked seeing the green color chart.

Karin, I enjoyed your website and am pleased you found your way to mine.

Linda, I find nature's green interesting because there are so many shades, facets to it. Have you begun that painting that you found so challenging with its greens?

Kimberly, you are so right - functional is the word that best describes these charts. They are such a great resource.

Hi Joe, these color charts are a wonderful way to refresh our color sense, aren't they.

Jamila, I am so very,very pleased to see you here. You have been missed. I hope that the hard times ease for you and yours. Your art is so expressive with such movement and grace. I've missed seeing it.