Paint Basket Member Art Forum

Author Topic: Purple  (Read 859 times)

Tousabella

  • Easel
  • *
  • Posts: 1841
  • Believe you can, and you're halfway there.
on: April 04, 2012, 12:42:40 PM
 :help:   I'm having a heck of a time mixing purple.  I'm working on my "wonder wheel"     :2funny:     Color Wheel, and I just can't seem to find purple...Mud. brown, .... never purple. It's brown on my wheel!.. especially when it dries.  I have half-way good paint....winsor & newton coteman pan paints, but.....gee. I try to mix fairly strong for the main color, then thin it a little for the shades.  All of my other colors have worked out so far...I've done primary, secondary, and am on tangerine and lime at the moment. Will finish after I watch the video again. I just need some help with purple. Cad. red and Ultr. blue....that's what I'm using. I'd sneak some a.c. in there, but that defeats my purpose.  ANY input is greatly appreciated.
Retta

  I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
                                                    Jimmy Dean


dennis

  • Administrator
  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 7033
Reply #1 on: April 04, 2012, 01:00:13 PM
For the colour wheel exercise I used the more popular colours of Cad Red an Ultramarine Blue. These 2 colours will NOT give you the purple one relates to irises, etc, as these 2 are not really "colour related" as it were. The purple you will get for the colour wheel will be a dull purple - OK for many applications where you do not want a bright purple.

If you want to paint anything with a bright purple then you have to use"related" colours - Here you will have to use Alizarin Crimson (Biased to the blue side) with French Ultramarine (warm blue)

Because Cad Red is biased to the orange side it will dull the purple because orange is the compliment of blue and is used to produce the shadow of blue. I hope you catch what I am trying to say.
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill


Tousabella

  • Easel
  • *
  • Posts: 1841
  • Believe you can, and you're halfway there.
Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012, 01:42:07 PM
AHAAAAAA.....I was sooooo tempted to use Aliz. Crim, but thought I'd better not seeing I was making the wheel with cad red.  Thank you so much, Dennis. Sure solves the "mud" problem!!
Have a good one.
Retta

  I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
                                                    Jimmy Dean


 

SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal