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Watercolour Painting => Watercolour Colour Mixing Questions => Topic started by: Tousabella on February 17, 2013, 01:59:23 PM

Title: silvery gray
Post by: Tousabella on February 17, 2013, 01:59:23 PM
Dennis...There are some beautiful trees here, from Greece, and they have the most gorgeous silvery, greeny, gray foliage. How do you mix silvery green gray?  lol  I guess ultramarine blue and burnt sienna.....a touch of sap green?   These trees, in the summer, are so pretty....huge and this wonderful color on medium sized leaves.
Thanks.
Title: Re: silvery gray
Post by: Bev S. on February 18, 2013, 09:19:46 AM
Hi Retta. . . .I'm not Dennis  :2funny: , but I found that mixing Phthalo Blue and Lemon Yellow can produce a nice silvery green. Add just the barest touch of Alizarin Crimson and you get a more "spring green".
Hope this helps.
Title: Re: silvery gray
Post by: Tousabella on February 18, 2013, 10:57:06 AM
Thank you so much, Roxy.  I'll give it a whirl. When spring n summer come along, I'd love to paint these. I'm not too good on "memory".  LOL