Monday, June 6, 2011

Natural Colors Using Ochre.

In my last post YELLOW OCHRE was listed as one of the six necessary colors.

If you add varying amounts of YELLOW OCHRE or YELLOW OXIDE to the colors I showed in the circle last time you will get colors seen in the natural world.

Starting with the YELLOW MEDIUM  on the left add some YELLOW OCHRE   on the right to get the color in  the middle.

Continuing:

Do the same to YELLOW GREEN, GREEN, BLUE GREEN, ULTRAMARINE BLUE, BLUE, BLUE VIOLET,  VIOLET, RED VIOLET, RED, RED ORANGE, ORANGE and BLACK.

By varying the amounts you will get numerous colors. By adding WHITE, and / or BLACK to the mix the tints and shades will be very useful in painting from nature.