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Rkymtnmary

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on: March 23, 2012, 03:30:31 PM
I would appreciate any advice here.  Twice now, I've re-ordered what I thought was cadmium yellow...I've purchased two reputable brands - Winsor Newton and DaVinci....The tubes arrived and both were marked as cadmium yellow but when I opened them both, they're clearly orange.  Might anyone know if I'm ordering the wrong hue to achieve a sun colored yellow?  Thanks in advance.


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Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012, 05:09:56 PM
Mary, it all depends on which Cad. Yellow you ordered... most brands have a Cad. Yellow Pale/light, Cad. Yellow (med), and Cad. Yellow Deep... it is normally the Cad. Deep that has a orangey colour... So maybe you could check which one exactly it is that you have.
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Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012, 05:13:32 PM
I have Winsor & Newton Cadmium Yellow Hue (no 9) is is nice yellow, then I also have Lukas Studio no 227 Cadmium Yellow Hue and also nice yellow
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Reply #3 on: March 23, 2012, 06:50:46 PM
I must admit, different hues within different manufacturers is quite awkward! My Artisan Water Mixable Oils differ in from what I expect and can result in knocking me of course!
I hope you get this Yellow issue resolved.  ;)
« Last Edit: March 23, 2012, 07:35:04 PM by Topdoginuk »
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Rkymtnmary

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Reply #4 on: March 23, 2012, 07:24:12 PM
Leana, Maryna and Tony...

Thanks so much for your insights...I just checked the tubes and one is cadmium yellow (strictly that) and the other is cadmium yellow hue which is more orangey than the first one.  Luckily, I did have some lemon yellow and though not as bright as I was looking for, it was much better than the orange.  I didn't realize there were so many options with cadmium yellow in terms of hue but thank you all because now I do! 


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Reply #5 on: March 23, 2012, 07:50:48 PM
now you know why it is impossible for me to endorse a single paint brand because everybody has their own mixture - many of those mixtures are simply incorrect  :crazy2:


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Reply #6 on: March 23, 2012, 08:19:15 PM
I sure do.  It's really maddening when you expect a primary color to be true.  I just can't understand why anyone who manufactures these two I referred to can't look at it and say "hey, that's not yellow..it's orange!"  LOL


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Reply #7 on: March 23, 2012, 08:27:40 PM
That's why we ALL use the Colour Buster right? Then we can fix up the job those sloppy manufacturers make!!!  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #8 on: March 23, 2012, 09:59:33 PM
Well said Batman!  O0 :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #9 on: March 26, 2012, 03:08:03 AM
Colour index names.  Winsor & Newton has colour charts, on their web site, where pigments are listed, such as Winton Cadmium Yellow Hue.


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Reply #10 on: March 26, 2012, 03:18:51 AM
Bottleman -

THANK you so much!!!  This is wonderful and new information to me.  I've book marked the link for future reference and am looking for to now being able to find the exact colors I want in a tube.  Thanks again!  :)