List of Oil or Acrylic colours
Basic Starter most colours can be mixed
Titanium White Malleable and requires little or no medium
French Ultramarine Useful for skies and dark grass foliage etc.
Cadmium Yellow A warm yellow used In summer grass and cloud tops mixed with white.
Cadmium Red A clear red used for tinting and in some sky effects.
Burnt Umber A dark brown used as a 'lay-
Payne’s Grey Not as harsh as Ivory Black makes useful dark greens with yellow
Sandra’s basic Purple -
Base layer for Acrylics and Oils. Even cloud bases cut with white
Cerulean Blue A pure light blue useful for summer skies, light greens, etc.
Lemon Yellow A colder yellow than Cadmium useful for greens or winter grass effects.
Burnt Sienna A warm brown with extensive use in many shades in oil painting.
Yellow Ochre A brownish earthy yellow -
Indian Red An earthy red
Ivory Black Used in toning down colours but NOT to be used on its own
This colour should not be used in obtaining dark mixtures as it tends to dry flat and lifeless.
Hooker’s Green A good green
Viridian Green for seas
Indian Red Useful earthy red
Raw Sienna Earth colour -
Raw Umber Earth colour -
Alizarin Crimson A very rich red
The links below give hints on colours to use.
They suggest colours you may not have. In general similar ones may be substituted e.g Ultramarine + Cerulean instead of Cobalt
The colour combinations are produced by varying amounts of each.
This requires a skill that is very quickly developed
W is for Watercolour
A/O is for Acrylic and Oil
Otherwise A/O and W
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