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Advice on oil colours needed please

Discussion in 'Oils' started by Graham, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Thanks Mike, seems a popular choice and I will be experimenting with it next session (y)
  2. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Hi Graham,

    my suggestion would be to buy a colour wheel which helps you figure out mixes etc.

    Some useful books on colour theory are the book published by Figone (a small French Supplier) "FigopediaVol. 1 - Colour Theroy and Light", Danielo Cartacci's Book on painting miniatures and the classic book on figure ainting by Shep Paine and Bill Ottinger's book on Historex modelling (both the latter two need to be found on Amazon).
    The colour recipe book is also very good.

    I'm doing some art tutition about colours and pigmentation, carriers (acrylic and oil) and pigments. I've eben made colours using egg whites and yolks though not in the detail of those who produced medieval manuscripts.

    One other thing I've learnt is that Titanium white is for solid and blocks, for mixing Zinc White is a more opaque choice.

    Finally build colour charts to develop and record mixes which you like. As a result og my training I'm about to redo all mine - I've already thrown out the old ones!

    Cheers

    Huw
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  3. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Many thanks Huw. I like the idea of producing colour charts not only as a record but physical practice of mixing. Your advice is much appreciated.
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