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Sonja

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on: September 19, 2012, 10:53:41 PM
before PB bought some colors I liked, then PB and I learn all can be mixed from primary plus white - go buy those, yet every lessons seems to start with some premixed colors - that i never have.  i understand i could try to mix them but not enough time or experience -so is there a basic set?  so far it seems these are the frequent "starters":
ultramarine blue, c. yellow, raw umber, burnt sienna.  getting ready to order - are there others I should include in my bucket (only want to pay shiping once  :P  what about green, besides primary? I do have an orange which seems to get used a lot ?  other blues?
thanks.


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Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012, 11:00:13 PM
before PB bought some colors I liked, then PB and I learn all can be mixed from primary plus white - go buy those, yet every lessons seems to start with some premixed colors - that i never have.  i understand i could try to mix them but not enough time or experience -so is there a basic set?  so far it seems these are the frequent "starters":
ultramarine blue, c. yellow, raw umber, burnt sienna.  getting ready to order - are there others I should include in my bucket (only want to pay shiping once  :P  what about green, besides primary? I do have an orange which seems to get used a lot ?  other blues?
thanks.

Hi, Sonja - I did the same thing when I first started...lol...but these are a few I can't live without...

Titanium white, alizarin crimnson, cerulean blue, burnt umber, cadmium orange, sap green and raw sienna in addition to the ones you list.  I use Jerry's Artarama for the most part unless in an emergency, I go to a local craft store.  I also seem to stick with Winsor Newton products but everyone has their personal favorites.  Hope that helps a little. :)


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Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 05:03:24 AM
In one of the free oil classes, there is a list of basics you need, I think it was the equipment class. Have a look there, the list got the basics plus nice to have paints :)
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Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 08:46:02 AM
Yes, it's in the pdf for oil painting 3.
Here is an extract

RECOMMENDED
Raw Umber
Yellow Ochre
Cadmium Yellow
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Red
Alizarin Crimson
French Ultramarine
Sap Green
Large (100ml) White

NICE TO HAVE
Cerulean Blue
Phthalo Blue
Viridian
Ray


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Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 08:23:53 PM
 :thankyou: musika, HERE is the pdf of that list as well O0


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Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012, 09:24:55 PM
While you're here Nolan: which is that phthalo blue - Red Shade or Green Shade.
Ray


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Reply #6 on: September 22, 2012, 08:38:44 PM
HERE is the one I use Musika (this is the acrylic version, but the colour is what I am referring to)


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Reply #7 on: September 22, 2012, 09:09:30 PM
Cheers.
Ray