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thegrindre

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on: September 11, 2011, 10:46:51 PM
Hi all,
As mentioned in another thread of mine, I bought a cheap 12 color set of oils and started painting. They are as follows;

Lemon Yellow
Yellow Medium
Yellow Orchre
Ultramarine Blue
Phthalo Blue
Sap Green
Viridian
Brilliant Red
Crimson Red
Burnt Umber
Titanium White
Ivory Black

Problem I'm having is, that I am missing some of the colors you guys are talking about while trying to follow along in the tutorials or lessons you share.
The other issue I'm dealing with is, that I'm on a strict budget and have to count my pennies being retired and on a fixed income.
Only solution I can come up with is to mix all the colors I need from the basics because I can't afford to buy them all.
I need help with mixing the necessary colors most everybody is using. I figured that the 12 basic colors should be able to make all the other colors necessary for painting.
Was I wrong?
How do I make Cerulean Blue from my above colors? This seems to be a major color everybody uses and cost a small fortune to buy.

Thank you...
a.k.a. Rick
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Reply #1 on: September 11, 2011, 10:59:08 PM
You will find this thread handy then -> Extend your palette with these tips O0


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Reply #2 on: September 11, 2011, 11:16:41 PM
Excellent!  O0

I Bookmarked it as well.  ;)

Many thanks again...
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thegrindre

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Reply #3 on: September 12, 2011, 01:07:57 AM
Thought I'd share my mixing endeavors with you.

I used a 1/4 tube of Ultramarine Blue plus a dash of Viridian Green plus a little white and made a small batch of Curelean Blue.
I'm as happy as a lark with the results.

I can't thank you guys enough for all the help that's spread around these forums...
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Reply #4 on: September 12, 2011, 08:39:34 AM
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Reply #5 on: September 13, 2011, 12:42:13 PM
Well done Rick... sometimes it takes me a couple of attempts to get the colour right.  :clap:

I made a colour wheel with the colours I had, sometimes the tints might be a bit off but still a good representation of the colour. I refer back to it constantly.
Cheers, Val

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Reply #6 on: September 13, 2011, 05:22:58 PM
Bang! It just hit me, Val. Thanks for that little brain storm of ingenuity. I love it when all the pieces of the puzzle come together.
You said, and I quote, "I made a colour wheel with the colours I had..."
Why has it taken me all this time to figure that out?!?!
I'm now going to make me a color wheel using MY available colors.

This forum is just full of great ideas.

Thanks,
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Reply #7 on: September 13, 2011, 06:21:57 PM
HAVE FUN!  I plan to do that myself, esp. comparing Fr UltraM Bl, a red blue with
Phthalo Bl, a green blue with Cad Yel light for different shades of green.  Then I'll look for a free forest/garden photo. . . :painting:  BTW I finished Dennis' 6 color color wheel last week.  The yellows seem way off somehow, but the rest looks
O.K.


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Reply #8 on: September 13, 2011, 08:47:08 PM


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Reply #9 on: September 14, 2011, 10:27:42 AM
I think you'll find it a great help Rick.  O0

Happy  :painting:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #10 on: September 14, 2011, 12:45:42 PM
Oh ya, I'm checkin' everything out.  O0
Since this is only my second painting, I'm tryin' to catch up on the past 50 years that I've missed...  ::)
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Reply #11 on: September 14, 2011, 05:28:28 PM
Thanks, Nolan.  I'll study that forest tutorial again! :painting: