26 June 2015

Mixing dark colours...

The magic of ultramarine and burnt sienna.


De juni challenge van Wash a Week Challenge blog ging over het mengen van zwart zonder de kleur zwart uit een tube te gebruiken.
Allereerst wil ik zeggen dat ik nooit zwart gebruik en dat ik het ook nooit mis. Als je een donkere kleur nodig heb, is de makkelijkste manier om voor indigo of Van Dyck bruin te kiezen, of een menging hiervan. En ik voeg vaak nog wat andere kleuren toe om een eenheid te creëren met de rest van de kleuren in het schilderij. 

Eén van de donkere kleuren die ik vaak gebruik is een menging van ultramarijn en gebrande sienna. Er gebeurt iets wonderlijks want de mix is veel donkerder dan de twee kleuren apart. Je kunt er ook prachtige warme grijstonen mee creëren. Ok ik geef toe, het is misschien niet helemaal zwart, maar wel een mooie donkere kleur, vind ik. 

De boom heb ik geschilderd met alleen deze twee kleuren. Ik heb deze mix ook gebruikt in het schilderij van de schoenen, en van de vissen.

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The June challenge of Wash a Week Challenge blog was about how to mix black without using the colour black from a tube. 
First of all I'd like to say that I never use black and never miss it. When in need of a dark colour, the easiest way is to choose indigo or Van Dyck brown or a mix of the two. And I often drop in some other colours to make a connection with the rest of the painting. 

One of the darks I often use is a mix of ultramarine and burnt sienna. Something magical happens, because the mix is much darker than the two colours on their own. It also creates some wonderful and warm grays. Ok I admit, it may not be exactly black, but a beautiful dark colour in my opinion.

The tree I painted only using these two colours. I also used this mix for instance in the shoes painting, and also in the fish



14 comments:

  1. Ultramarine and Burned Sienna is the instinctive mix that I also go to. Or burnt umber for even darker hue, depending on what I have in the palette. Of course, the thicker the color, the darker, but then it loses the nice watercolory effect. I never think of indigo, that's an idea.

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  2. I like mixing Ult.Blue and Burnt Sienna too....I like the idea of Indigo as an alt. to Ult. Blue, must try that. Thanks Judy :-)

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  3. I like mixing Ult.Blue and Burnt Sienna too....I like the idea of Indigo as an alt. to Ult. Blue, must try that. Thanks Judy :-)

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  4. It's quite amazing the many outputs from a few combinations. You make the point perfectly

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  5. I love mixing darks and they can be easily customer as your tests prove

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  6. Hi, Judy, just have fun! Cheers, Sadami

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  7. Really beautiful Judy, great work !

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  8. Ultra and burnt sienna are faves of mine for mixing. They give you really nice darks and they also granulate well.

    Love the tree! And the Fish.

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  9. I'm with you on the black thing... I've never bought a tube of black in my life - So much more fun to mix my own :0)

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  10. Lovely darks, Judy! I liked reading about your technique with darks, too.
    Kathryn XX

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  11. I prefer not to use black from the tube too, this test proves you can get great results and there is more depth in the color. Beautiful tree!

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  12. Particularmente me gusta mucho es oscuro que sale del ultramarino y el burn siena ademas de su colorido intenso granula y hace unas marcas muy interesantes.

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  13. Met deze kleuren kan je wonderen doen Judy.
    Groetjes van Simonne

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  14. Dear Judy - this is a wonderful mixture. I too have used it for some lovely grays. Thanks for sharing.

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