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marko

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Re: Heya All
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2015, 11:57:43 AM »
Hello Bob,


I seem to recall leaning towards Ultramarine blue + black + white


I had better luck in controlling Ultramarine and still suggesting a blue hue while Prussian Blue was a bit more unruly.


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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2015, 11:11:56 AM »
HI BOB
Nice to have you here
For Imperial blue the simple way is Prussian blue + black + a little white; lights with naples yellow and white; shadows with red mixed to blue; but that's only my way
A very useful blue is Ultramarine which mets very well with Van Dyck brown to obtain black or with alizarine carmine to obtain violets
Cobalt blue is very interesting melt with other blue to lignten them
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2015, 11:05:18 AM »
Hi Salter


Thanks for the offer of help.  I think I may have been frightened off a bit by using black and white for darkening and lightening colours.  I probably should just set to and experiment more.


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Bob

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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2015, 10:58:52 AM »
Hello Bob
Glad you are on board Brian lives in Gillingham and I live in Rainham so if you get stuck I am sure we can help.As to the Blue prussian blue solves most uniform needs it can be dakened using black or add different amounts of white to lighten.
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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2015, 09:50:47 AM »
Thanks Hannibal


The Old Holland colours are available from Great Art http://www.greatart.co.uk/ so I will also have a look at that.


Thanks


Bob

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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2015, 08:45:16 AM »
For first empire dark blue, also, Old Holland Blue Deep  B217, from Old Holland Classic (OHC) is a perfect match ! but I understand you might have problem to import this brand from the continent?
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2015, 08:41:32 AM »
Hi Michael

Thanks for that.  I'll stick and order in for those and have another shot.


Regards


Bob

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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2015, 08:28:04 AM »
Hallo Bob,

I use Prussian Blue (W&N Winton Nr. 538) mixed with Ultramarine (W&N Nr. 263) for dark blue uniforms: lights with white colors.

Cerulean Blue you can use to paint a sky.

Best regards and a lot of fun

Michael


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Heya All
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2015, 08:10:58 AM »
Hi all


Just a quick post to say hello.


I'm just starting out painting flats in oil.


I have completed my 1st flat which is OK but I'm not entirely happy so I may strip it all off and have another go.


I have however just started a new one and am a bit stumped on mixing a colour of Dark Blue for the breeches on my 1st kings Dragoon guardsman.  I only have Cobalt Blue at the moment and have tried darkening it with Burnt Sienna but I'm not very happy with it.  Could anyone give me a few tops on getting a better colour please.


Thanks


Bob hodgkins