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bigtone77

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on: March 28, 2012, 05:43:07 PM
hi all
         i want to have a go at nolan's seascape i have no cadmium yellow only lemon yellow would it be possible to use this in my sunset

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Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 08:11:27 PM
Hi bigtone77,

I'm not the expert but I'll try to explain. Lemon yellow has a slightly greenish touch. It depends on the brand you use how intens this greenish touch is. Of course you don't want a greenish touch in your sky and to take this touch away, you must add a tiny bit red or orange. The backdraw is that the resulting yellow can not be as bright as the cadmium yellow. The result will be a yellow which is a bit duller because in this mixture you will have all three primary colours in it. Yellow and red and blue (greenish yellow is a pigment that reflects yellow and a bit blue).
You always will get the brightest colours if you mix primary colours which tend towards the mixture you want. E.g. If you want to mix a purple, french ultramarine (tends toward red) will do a better job than a greenish blue.

As lemon yellow has only a very slight shift towards blue I would try it. If the painting doesn't come out as bright as you wish, the lemon yellow might be the reason.

For more information I recommend the colour mixing webinar. I think it is the first of the free oil painting course.
Happy  :painting:
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Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012, 02:26:18 AM
Definitely recommend the color mixing lesson! O0 It's free, so nothing to loose and a tremendous amount of knowledge to gain!
Christina


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Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 02:37:23 AM
Highly recommended, as is Dennis's 6 colour mixing tutorial (it explains how there is a difference between shades within each primary - including Cadmium and Lemon Yellow etc):

http://paintbasket.com/studios/blog/2011/07/18/mixing-paint-with-the-6-colour-colour-wheel/

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bigtone77

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Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012, 07:07:42 AM
hi all
        thanks for the tips i think i'll bite the bullit and go buy a tube of cadmium yellow O0 ha ha
                                   
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Reply #5 on: March 29, 2012, 07:43:20 AM
Come back and let us know how 'ya get on Bigtone77.   :painting:
''Don't spend life going forward in reverse, just glimpse the rear view mirror now and again then, focus on what lays ahead''.
(Tony. ASM 3rd July 2013)


bigtone77

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Reply #6 on: March 29, 2012, 08:32:06 PM
hi all
        went and brought a tube off cadmium yellow has worked a treat but i'm afraid clouds have gone a bit more off a turquise lol but hay first time i've pick up a brush in over 30years and its going to hang on my wall anyway

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Reply #7 on: March 29, 2012, 09:33:43 PM
:bigwelcome: to the famly Bigtone, glad you have started painting again  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Please post your paintings into your gallery so we can follow your progress O0


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Reply #8 on: March 29, 2012, 09:48:36 PM
Good on 'ya Bigtone77! I'm very pleased to hear you took the trouble to go out and get the paint and actually set to on a painting. That's determination  :clap: :clap:
''Don't spend life going forward in reverse, just glimpse the rear view mirror now and again then, focus on what lays ahead''.
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Reply #9 on: March 29, 2012, 10:43:01 PM
bigtone77 - I wouldn't worry about the colour not quite matching Nolan's - I've seen clouds in a huge range of colours.

Grey, white, pink, orange, black, blueish (your turquoise I guess) and the nasty green ones full of hail.

It's your painting, your story. Doesn't matter if you make the story up after the event.  :2funny:
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nolan

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Reply #10 on: March 30, 2012, 12:34:43 AM
I agree about not trying to get your colours to match mine perfectly - As I always say : nobody will ever see the reference next to the final painting, so if your colour is in the ball park, you are fine O0


bigtone77

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Reply #11 on: March 30, 2012, 07:44:37 AM
 :thankyou: for the tips guys but i think i've over done the clouds so going to start again from scratch what do you think O0 i

                  happy :painting:
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Reply #12 on: March 30, 2012, 11:03:40 AM
I think you should post the picture so far and let Nolan and Dennis give you advice.
Then you can also do another seascape if you want to.

Good luck!
Ray


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Reply #13 on: March 30, 2012, 08:53:40 PM
post your painting here Big then we can see what needs to be done


bigtone77

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Reply #14 on: April 01, 2012, 08:08:48 AM
hi all tried uploading what i've created so far but keeps telling me there's an error somthing about a file extension is wrong any help with this much much welcome

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