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January 10, 2016


#jennydohtips :: Painting Tip 10


Black and yellow#jennydohtips
Painting Tip 10

To mix my favorite greens, I grab one of my yellows and ... nope, not blue, but black. Yep. Here's black mixed with (top to bottom) cad yellow lemon, cad yellow light, and yellow ochre. Then to the right of those greens I've added white to make yet another three less saturated greens. Black is actually red/yellow/blue all mixed together but the base of most modern black paints is blue, which is why when you add yellow, you get green. So ... no need to buy tubes of green gold or sap green or sage green, etcetera ... just black and a few yellows and white. Interestingly I rarely use black from a tube when I want a black. I mix my blacks. That will be another future tip. 

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