Paint Basket Member Art Forum

Author Topic: silvery gray  (Read 802 times)

Tousabella

  • Easel
  • *
  • Posts: 1841
  • Believe you can, and you're halfway there.
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.
Retta

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


Bev S.

  • Canvas
  • *
  • Posts: 2074
Reply #1 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.
I live to draw and paint, it a good thing that I don't have to draw and paint to live!


Tousabella

  • Easel
  • *
  • Posts: 1841
  • Believe you can, and you're halfway there.
Reply #2 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
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