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Nicholas Ball

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Re: Yellow ochre
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2016, 01:26:02 PM »
Hi Mike,

Hope this helps :)

The only medium to dissolve the grainyness of browns is Walnut oil, but it must be art oil, not the kitchen type oil. As a spirit in itself, it is very effective in cleaning brushes, especially reds.

Raw umber is a brown shade, burnt umber is a chocolate ( red ) shade, so depending on what effect I want, depends on which colour I use. Raw umber can make colours very muddy and bland, where as burnt umber can ' lift colours ' and make them ' glow '.

All transparent colours can be made opaque by mixing it with a non transparent colour.

If the base coat ( primer ) is white, then on most applications, I tend to use a matching humbrol first, otherwise you will forever be building up colour layer after layer.This is especially so with reds and blues. On saying this, sap green has a unique property to it. If used over a white base it will firstly only appear as a stain, however if every coat is left to dry, you can get at least 5 darker shades of colour out of it, the final shadow is a mix of sap green and paynes grey. I used this technique on Robin Hood so the final effect remained a pure green.



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Re: Yellow ochre
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2016, 12:47:43 PM »
Mike let me take a look at my paint mixing books and I will get back with you Willie ???

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Yellow ochre
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2016, 11:25:31 AM »
I've got a "technical" question and would appreciate thoughts and advice. Yellow ochre is a somewhat grainy transparent color that I've always had trouble shading. I do so by mixing it with the appropriate quantity of burnt umber, another somewhat grainy, transparent color. I find it hard to achieve the right opacity. Same question as relates to sap green. I need to use both of these colors quite a bit on the Hastings set. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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