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Author Topic: Aliz. Crimson  (Read 897 times)


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on: April 25, 2012, 02:54:54 AM
I was going to try the Peony with tube colors and I don't have Aliz. Crimson. I have primary red, crimson, light red.....soooo, if I take the crimson n put a touch....just a teeny one....of Ultramar. blue will I have Aliz. Crimson? I know that it tends towards the blue, so I wondered if that would work.  If not, I'll just use the crimson for the pink.

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Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 04:25:18 AM
Retta, I only used the Alizarin Crimson because the reference photo had that colour. If I had used another colour then I would have confused most of the viewers.

You can use the same technique with any colour of your choice. It does not have to be Alizarin Crimson. Take a look at the PDF (hope you downloaded it) and you will see that the Peony comes in a variety of different colours and shades. Choose the one you like and go with that. I could easily have painted that same flower in shades of white, for example.

In this series I am not too worried about the colours used, but I want you all to follow the techniques I use. The techniques are MORE important than the colour.

Choose your colour and then post your painting for comments. Happy  :painting:
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