I was cleaning out my storage shelves at school today and came across some handout sheets I’d forgotten about. I read over them and found them pretty interesting and helpful as far as painting goes…. I will post the information here hoping it will be helpful to others.
FYI – COLORS AND WHAT THEY DO
1. White mixed with other colors dulls their brilliance
2. Ultramarine blue + white,viridian green, barium, naples yellow = delicate atmospheric greens
+ ochres = dull greens
+ cadmium yellow, zinc yellow = vivid greens
+ umber, white = grays
3. Prussian blue + cadmium yellow = greens of great intensity
+ white = silvery, bluish greens
+ burnt sienna = deep green
+ iron oxide reds & white = grayish distant greens
+ naples yellow = cold luminous greens
+ ochre = dull greens
+ umber, white, = all variations of warm or silvery grays
4. Naples yellow + black = neutral greens
+ venetian reds,cadmium red , vermillion = warm pinks
5. Cadmium yellows + blues, blacks = greens
+ burnt sienna = more “fiery” sienna
6. Cadmium reds & vermillion + umber = duller reds
+ alizarin crimson = intensely fiery reds
1. Black and alizarin crimson make a deep velvety color suitable for glazing.
2. Pure viridian, alizarin crimson & burnt sienna are the most useful glazing colors”
3. The area to be glaze should be lightly moistened with painting medium. Apply medium to surface and wipe with hand or brush to a thin layer
4. If dried layer is too shin ( oily or varnished) use FINEST abrasive steel wool, or cheesecloth moistend with thurpentine – rub in parallel, horizontal strokes.