And here we have all of my ‘from the tube’ blues – at best student grade (Artists Loft & Jack Richeson) watercolors.
Today I expand experiments and start mixing artists grade with the rest of my wc paints — I do love texture and surprises! Luckily. IMG_2744 View
3 days before joining doodlewash, I bought a Da Vinci sample card , on Blick I think. Now I think a second sample from here with DO points is a good idea 🙂
This test page was made with the 3 closest primary colors I could figure … BUT PLEASE correct me, it matters and I truly appreciate it 😀 IMG_2730
It’s always difficult to tell from a photo online because both camera and PC can alter the color. It looks to me as though you are very close. I’m not familiar with Grumbacher names but I’d guess you have something like PV19, PY97 and PB29, which is a very good start for primaries. If you haven’t already you might want to get one of the books on color, even if from the library. Nita Leland and Steven Quiller or Jeanne Dobie are good authors on that subject.
I will certainly check out those books – ironically, we are currently attempting to thin our personal library (20,000+ volumes) and as I lug bag after bag of fiction and science books to the used book storeS – I trade them in for every art book of the least interest. I just have to limit my total books to two full bookshelves —- down from 22, lol.
I know how you feel. I had to do that a few years back. To top it off, I discovered that I am allergic to book molds, so I can only read through my books if I’m willing to start wheezing and sneezing for a day or two.
Hansa Yellow Deep is warmer than Hansa Yellow Light and Hansa Yellow Medium. Ultramarine is a cooler blue- you might want to go with French Ultramarine. I’m not familiar with Rose Red Deep. PV19 is usually a cooler red, but the Deep might mean this is a warmer version. Brands differ, too. I think the only way you’ll know for sure is to mix the colors and see if you get what you are looking for.
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