Painting Tip 11 :: Viridian
I do own a tube of Viridian green and I squeeze it out when I know for sure I will be using it in my paintings. But sometimes, I don't want to squeeze it out onto my palette because I'm not sure if I'll be using it. And sometimes, I don't want to take that tube with me when I'm teaching in the studio. (And sometimes I can't find the tube when my studio is extra messy!) In all such instances I end up mixing what I think is a very close Viridian, which is Cad Yellow Lemon + Ultramarine Blue. You can see in the photo the Viridian from the tube on the right and the mixed version on the left. And then you can see both versions desaturated with a bit of white. Pretty darn close.
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