Grand Assortment of Greens

by Opal
(Ontario, Canada)

How to mix greens



Using the gray scale (grisaille), mix your basic gray colors. To each color add cadmium yellow and you will have greens in 9 shades.

Divide these greens in half and add french ultramarine blue to one half. You will now have a full range of yellow greens and blue greens.

I buy little plastic container that screw together at the dollar store. I mix my colors and put them in these containers. Since they are clear you can see what color is in there. Works great.

Believe it or not I have found that acrylics stay workable longer than oils.

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May 22, 2008
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by: Anonymous

Hi Opal

Re Greens -
Using the gray scale (grisaille), mix Yellow?
You mean Yellow and Grey = Green? or am I missing the point?

Thanks
Maggie

Feb 06, 2008
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great idea!
by: Anonymous

That is an excellent idea. How on earth do you get acrylics to stay workable longer than oils!?

Nov 16, 2007
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greens
by: betty

thank you i print out all the tips i get and keep them in a folder so i can refer back to them.

Nov 15, 2007
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Useful indeed
by: Lana

Thanks a lot.

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