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Jo Sonja limited palette

Discussion in 'Acrylics' started by Eludia, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. Eludia A Fixture

    There are a few reasons I like these paints:
    • They all dry to a nice matt finish, other brands can be a bit hit and miss.
    • As an oil painter converting to acrylics, the names used for the colours are familiar so I know what to expect (e.g. Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Titanium White etc.)
    • All the pigments in the individual paints are listed. If you know what's in the paint then its easier to predict how they will mix with others.
    • Moreover, it is easier to select colours made with single pigments. I prefer to use paints with single pigments in mixes, again because they're more predictable and you end up with cleaner mixes.
    • They work well when applied with a brush but also when thinned and squirted through an airbrush.
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  2. Brad New Member

    Thanks Billy.
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  3. jskaterp Member

    when you decant the paint from the tube, are you mixing it with water into the small dropper?
  4. jskaterp Member

    Well, I ordered your same palette, plus warm/cool variations of the secondary colors as well, as I'm not very versed in mixing yet.
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  5. Borek A Fixture

    Hi Billy.

    Very interesting topic. I have been thinking for a while now that I bought Jo Sonja colors, and this thread and your information confirm me in this decision. And I definitely admire your decision to minimize the palette. Mixing colors is still a big challenge for me, and I probably choose a wider palette for my needs. Could you recommend a book or source for complete information on color theory just in relation to miniature painting? I know there are plenty of articles on the net, but they are mostly piece-by-piece information dealing with some aspects, and sometimes articles contradict each other. I need some more comprehensive information, as possible from one (experienced) author. Could you please (or anyone else here) advise me? Thanks in advance...

    Cheers Borek
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  6. garyhiggins A Fixture

    Hi Borek, the best colour mixing guide I have found is "1500 colour recipes for oil acrylic and watercolour*. You shouldn't go wrong with that one, but the principles of colour mixing are quite easy, use as few colours as you can to get a mix and if you want clean mixes be aware of what area of the colour wheel you are on (e.g. if you want purple don't mix a yellow shade blue with a yellow shade red :hungover:.).

    The book is available on Amazon, good luck with the mixing :).

    Best wishes, Gary.
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  7. Borek A Fixture


    Thanks a lot for info Gary, I will try this book.

    Cheers Borek
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