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04-25-2012, 07:58 AM
Does anyone know what palette Ingres used.
I am trying to figure out the blue of this dress and have gone through all the blues I can think of and still not much luck.
The closest match is phthalo and a bit of cerluean any ideas are appreciated.
04-26-2012, 06:54 AM
some info here (http://www.lilinks.com/mara/history5.html):
"Ingres' palette, however, was very much the same as David's with the addition of cobalt blue and the new artificial ultramarine,"
the other blue that David used was prussian according to this source. I believe that these were in general, the primary blues used in that period.
04-26-2012, 06:59 AM
04-26-2012, 08:27 AM
Thank you, just found a dried out tube of it and will give it a go. Its the only blue that I missed!!
I have alreay given a wash of phthalo all over my grisaille so we shall see what the colour will come up as.
10-09-2013, 07:19 PM
It all depends what color you used to tone the surface if its a warm color like umber or burnt sienna
then it's really easy to get a bright blue even ivory black mixed with white can make a good blue, the relationships with the colors is what makes 1 brighter than the other
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