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Title: Starter Colors! Looked but cannot find
Post by: Sonja on August 22, 2015, 10:15:27 AM
I know ( I think) I saw somewhere a suggestion of the starter colors to buy first - seems like no matter what blue, reds or yellow I have they aren't what is being used.  I have titanium white in a high grade.  Please help with a suggestion of the basic colors to buy for mixing all others.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Starter Colors! Looked but cannot find
Post by: Maryna on August 23, 2015, 01:06:04 AM
You need Titanium White (which you already have) Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow and French Ultramarine blue  - from these you can mix any colour.

Title: Re: Starter Colors! Looked but cannot find
Post by: Sonja on August 25, 2015, 06:28:33 AM
so how do I get from ultramine blue to phalto blue - seems a lot of stuff I try starts with this blue or cobalt.  tried adding white but can't seem to get it there.  did some research and read one is warm blue and the other cool so thinking maybe a warm "add" is the key but then I end up greenish.
Title: Re: Starter Colors! Looked but cannot find
Post by: Maryna on August 25, 2015, 10:04:34 PM
Have you watched the colour mixing class? It is an oil class but the same principles goes for Acrylics. It is trail and error, practice, practice, practice  ;)
Also see in the first Acrylic class (intro) there is a handout of all colours that are recommended.
Title: Re: Starter Colors! Looked but cannot find
Post by: Sonja on August 29, 2015, 11:35:02 AM
yeah, I've watched all the classes and took extra color theory classes.  guess i'll just get some phalto blue
Title: Re: Starter Colors! Looked but cannot find
Post by: Lisafromoto on August 29, 2015, 01:48:33 PM
I ended up getting phalto blue, also along the way I got sap green and burnt and raw umber

I got my original starting pack from Nolan and Dennis as I live in New Zealand too and in that pack from memory was French ultra marine, Viridian, cad red, cad orange, yellow, titanium white and alizarin Crimson. Hope this helps  :)