I previously rounded up multiple versions of muted mixed greens, so now let’s look at a few bright mixed greens!
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Color Spotlight: Lemon Yellow Deep (PY159)
PY159 is a granulating, low-strength primary yellow. It’s available as Winsor & Newton Lemon Yellow Deep (shown here), or as Schmincke’s Volcano Yellow (from the Supergranulating line). Experiment Results Gradient: Slighlty dull granulating mid-yellow in masstone, pale yellow otherwise. Very difficult to get a masstone and doesn’t grade easily. Does not rewet easily. Opacity: Semi-transparent… … Read more
What’s the difference between Pyrrol Scarlet (PR255), Scarlet Lake (PR188), and Quin Coral (PR209)?
In choosing between these three scarlets, I decided to do a “what’s the difference” post! Hue: Pyrrol Scarlet and Scarlet Lake have almost the same hue. Quin Coral is a bit more blue-toned and looks pinker, less orangey. Opacity: Pyrrol Scarlet is semi-opaque, where Scarlet Lake is transparent. (This does not appear to be an … Read more
Color Spotlight: Hansa Yellow Light (PY3)
PY3 single-pigment yellow is usually called Hansa Yellow Light and sometimes called Lemon Yellow. It’s a semi-opaque, bold, bright light yellow with a cool/greenish cast. Similar to PY175 Lemon Yellows, but more opaque, and usually looks bolder as a result.
Color Spotlight: Magnesium Brown (PY119)
This highly granulating, semi-opaque brown makes textured, naturalistic brown blends. I fell in love with this color when searching for interesting new colors to use in the desert. This one wowed me for its capacity to mix complexly textured red sandstone and olive-drab foliage.
Color Spotlight: Perylene Green (PBk31)
Technically, Perylene Green isn’t a green pigment, but a black one: “Pigment Black 31”. It has a distinctly greenish tone, however, and is often used as shadows in foliage.
Color Spotlight: Chromium Oxide Green (PG17)
A strikingly opaque, dull green that granulates in midtone.
Color Spotlight: Quinacridone Violet (PV19 Purple)
Color Spotlight: Pyrrol Orange (PO73)
A very strong and vibrant semi-opaque reddish orange, PO73 oranges such as Winsor Orange (Red Shade), pictured, can be substituted for a warm orange-red in color mixes.
Color Spotlight: Imidazolone Yellow (PY154)
Imidazolone Yellow (PY154 is often known by brand-specific names such as Winsor Yellow or Da Vinci Yellow). It is a bright, neutral, primary yellow: not warm/orangey, not cool/greenish, just good ol’ bright banana yellow.