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Watercolour Painting => Watercolour Colour Mixing Questions => Topic started by: Tousabella on December 03, 2014, 08:32:24 PM

Title: Ultra Marine Blue question....again.
Post by: Tousabella on December 03, 2014, 08:32:24 PM
I've only got "fumes" left of my French U M Blue, sooooo.....is Windsor Blue pretty close? 
Title: Re: Ultra Marine Blue question....again.
Post by: Val on December 04, 2014, 03:37:44 AM
Winsor Blue is about the closest you'll get to French Ultramarine Blue. Just keep in mind for mixing that the Winsor Blue comes in a Red shade and a Green Shade. Hope this has helped a bit.
Title: Re: Ultra Marine Blue question....again.
Post by: doina on December 04, 2014, 06:04:41 AM
I have found at wetcanvas site a heated discussion about the difference between Ultramarine and French Ultramarine in the link below. It opens your eyes! :-\

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=630821 (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=630821)

Then, it is a very practical site that may give you a posibility of making French Ultramarine. Good luck, here is the link

http://dianalee.com/tutorials/mixing_color.htm (http://dianalee.com/tutorials/mixing_color.htm)

and here is the last link for acrylic, but is valid for any media; look at red/ blue mixing:

 https://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AhLytHZ.3MDphgLAxlF04CSbvZx4?fr=yfp-t-901-s&toggle=1&fp=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&p=what%20color%20mix%20gives%20french%20ultramarine%20blue%20paint (https://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AhLytHZ.3MDphgLAxlF04CSbvZx4?fr=yfp-t-901-s&toggle=1&fp=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&p=what%20color%20mix%20gives%20french%20ultramarine%20blue%20paint)
Title: Re: Ultra Marine Blue question....again.
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 04, 2014, 08:01:54 AM
Thanks, Doina.  Interesting article on Wet Canvas.  Sure is a confusing topic.

As with flavors of potato chips, salad dressings, and everything else, WHY?  If the world would stick to the old basic flavor, food would be much less expensive.  Same for paints!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Ultra Marine Blue question....again.
Post by: Tousabella on December 04, 2014, 09:46:42 AM
Thanks Mea, Val n Doina.  I remembered, Val, you had asked the same question. Didn't get an answer there, but then, I didn't have Windsor Blue either.   :2funny:
Interesting sites, Doina.   Yeah, Mea....if they would stick to one name for all the crazy colors!!
Thanks, again, girls.
Title: Re: Ultra Marine Blue question....again.
Post by: Val on December 04, 2014, 12:39:47 PM
I won't be letting my stock get that low again! I have a friend bringing my supply to Roatan from Guatemala in Jan., large 35ml. tube and I have 3 15ml. tubes to take back as well as a couple of full pans sent from England. ;D That should keep me going for a while!  :2funny:    :painting:    :painting: :painting:
Title: Re: Ultra Marine Blue question....again.
Post by: BeaSue on December 05, 2014, 01:55:55 PM
On thing to keep in mind is that the Winsor Blues (both shades) are staining colors. Ultramarine is not, though it is a granulating color.

Winsor Newton puts out a very helpful leaflet about its watercolor paints:
http://www.winsornewton.com/assets/Leaflets/awcenglish.pdf (http://www.winsornewton.com/assets/Leaflets/awcenglish.pdf)
Title: Re: Ultra Marine Blue question....again.
Post by: Bellarina on December 09, 2014, 06:18:00 AM
Thank you Susan for the link