Here we go:
|Cobalt and Caribbean blue in the upper part, kings blue and|
Naples yellow just above the horizon
- Kings blue dark: don't use that a lot, mostly in a mix with kings blue light when I'm painting a smooth transition to a darker blue.
|Royal Talens indigo with just a hint ofPrussian blue in the |
upper part of the sky
- Ultramarin blue: a warm, purple like blue. I use it in more or less the same way as cobalt blue. Also a great color for glazing shadow parts of the foam lines on the beach.
- Ceruleum blue: a greenish blue, but not as saturated as Caribbean blue. I often use it mixed with indigo in the darker parts of a reflection. When mixed with vermillion red and titanium white it gives a wonderful gray. In my YouTube clip Mixing Colors it's one of the grays I demonstrate.
- Indigo: I use two diferent brands of Indigo: Royal Talens and Lukas. Though they have the same name they differ considerably. The Lukas indigo is almost purple, while the Talens indigo has a more neutral dark tone. I use the latter quite often, most of the time for the color of the ocean and every now and then as a thin glaze in the shadows of a cloud. I sometimes mix the two indigos if I need a very dark color. Black isn't a part of my pallet and as a matter of fact this mix looks so much better than black, especially when I add just a bit of magenta.
- Prussian blue: don't use it a lot, but if I do it's mostly in a mix with the Talens indigo for the dark part of a late evening sky
|Caribbean blue in the upper part, mixed with kings blue |
above the horizon
- Old Holland blue-violet: a very deep purple blue, which I use exclusively to mix several shades of gray. The starting point is often Naples yellow, but the combination with other yellows works great too. In my Painting Clouds tutorial I demonstrate how I do it.
- Old Holland violet-gray: a wonderful soft violet, which I often use as a glaze (in a mix with transparent white) for the shadows of backlit clouds. My Painting Reflections tutorial shows how.
I seriously wonder if this is of any use to anyone. I think I would have quit reading after the first line... You'd really have to try it yourself to get an idea what these colors do in reality. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know!
Hello Mrs Dolsma. I read every word and appreciate all your posts very helpful. While age you had mention about a sunset video that you were producing, could you give an up date on that please.ReplyDelete
I've been pretty busy trying to finish the last works for an exhibition in The Hague (Netherlands) and now I've started working on a number of commissions, so you probably guess where this is going: I had to postpone the sunset video. Hope to start shooting sometime in November. Maybe...Delete
I find this very useful, thank you!ReplyDelete
Good to hear, Lisa!Delete
I had written a lengthy response to this one sometime earlier about how useful it was and especially expressing my gratitude as you wrote this as per my request .. hopefully you received it even if it isn't seen here! :) Mixing blues will probably remain one of my favorites of your blogs.ReplyDelete
Hi Asha, good to hear you found it useful, especially since you were the one who suggested it. Thanks again!Delete
Years later this information is still very useful to us new painters and still very much appreciatedReplyDelete