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Reply #75 on: May 25, 2012, 06:03:41 AM
Well this is the first time I have read this post. And I must say WOW! Tony good for you. As long as you are happy that is all that matters. For me life is to short to be to concerned about my colors. I am like Alan . I just grab some paint and go for it. If I don't like it I gesso over it.  [saves canvas :2funny: When I first started painting I bought all kinds of colors. Which I do not use. Because I did not know how to use a color wheel. So I will probably use those colors to paint my barn.  :2funny: :2funny:
Nina  :flowers:

Tony just a  :1hug: for you.  ;D
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Reply #76 on: May 25, 2012, 08:17:26 AM
I spotted this book that's due out soon and thought it only right to share the link. It's the new triple version of colour reference/recipe guides. In the same range that Dennis said he'd got 4 years ago and, the same as the link I gave earlier.
Take a look 'inside' the book's contents on the left. It covers Water Colour, Acrylics and Oils:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Color-Mixing-Recipes-Acrylic-Watercolor/dp/1600582834/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3AEZ8TET21Q5L&coliid=I28EODCKET66CD

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Reply #77 on: May 25, 2012, 11:38:06 AM
Thanks, Tony. Just put in my pre-order  O0
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Reply #78 on: May 25, 2012, 12:23:46 PM
Oh man...  :banghead: :pullhair: and I just went out today and bought the first book  :crazy2:  I was actually wondering if we would find the book here locally... as true as Bob's your uncle... they had 2 copies on the shelf.  I am sooo thrilled... and now I see there is a new one out  :faint:

Well Dennis... you and Tony will have to keep us posted in how you find the new book... wonder how long it will take to reach S.A   :whistle:
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Reply #79 on: May 25, 2012, 12:54:50 PM
As they say in the classics: That's the way the cookie crumbles  :whistle:
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Reply #80 on: May 25, 2012, 03:32:41 PM
That would be a great book to have.  I just checked Amazon.ca.  I can't pre-order it yet, it's not listed.   :'(

I'll be watching for it though.  Tony,  :thankyou: for letting us know about it.
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Reply #81 on: May 26, 2012, 01:31:52 AM
Dennis  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: that is soooo true  ;)
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Reply #82 on: May 28, 2012, 02:28:53 AM
Seeing as we are talking about colour mixing here... I thought I'd post this here instead of opening another discussion... hope you don't mind Tony  ;)

Got the link for the video via Twitter and found it to be quite interesting, makes sense as well as confusing  :confused: all at the same time ... now I realise as well, why some paint manufacturers label their Cyan, Lemon Yellow (mostly) and Magenta/Permanent Rose (like Windsor & Newton, Lukas Artists Paints etc.) as their Primary Colours and not Cad. Red, Cad Yellow and Ultramarine

Dennis/Nolan, your take on this would be very valuable.

http://www.youtube.com/scottnaismith

Dennis/Nolan, another question... your oil paint range that you 'carry' or have...what colours does it all consist out of...just for interest sake.  Reason I am asking is that I see in the Colour Mixing Recipes book... he uses a total of 30 colours (which includes white).  My personal range only consists out of the 6 colour system of Lemon Yellow/Cad. Yellow, Cad. Red/Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine/Phthalo blue... so I have a warm and cool colour of yellow, red and blue...then to the above 6, I have added Viridian and the earth colours of Yellow Ochre, Raw/Burnt Sienna and Raw/Burnt Umber.  I know the earthy tones can be mixed from the 3 or 6 colour system...like Raw Sienna is just basically a darker version of Yellow Ochre...which is made up of Cad. Yellow and added to that it's complimentary in different increments.  (this is something I learned from your dear friend Andre Grobler's videos last year  :D)

I absolutely love the vibrancy of the colours in the Color Mixing Recipes book and with a limited palette as per above... I doubt if one could achieve all that... or am I being wrong  :confused:.  One thing I have learned is that to keep the colours vibrant... when it comes to mixing alternative colours... is to make sure you do not include a colour that has a bias towards the complimentary (say mixing purple...to use Alizarin Crimson-which lends towards blue undertone and Ultramarine and not Cad. Red which has a orange undertone and is the complimentary of blue)...otherwise it is much easier to get mud as well as the colours are not vibrant (that is to say if that is your aim offcourse)

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Reply #83 on: May 28, 2012, 06:54:55 AM
Thanks for sharing this video. (watched it twice)  Very convincing argument for the primaries.  Makes you want to get out your cerulean and crimson and try your own version of the colour wheel.  The cyan-magenta-yellow isn't new as it is a mainstay in printing and graphics, but I was never as convined to its relevancy in colour mixing in painting.  Definitely worth spending some time exploring.


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Reply #84 on: May 28, 2012, 06:48:30 PM
That's a very interesting video, Leana.  I'll try to get back to it soon for a better look.



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Reply #85 on: May 28, 2012, 11:53:27 PM
Gail - you are welcome  ;) ... I agree with you
Very convincing argument for the primaries...and definitely worth spending some time exploring

Lillian,  :) glad you think so too... think you will really find it interesting  O0
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