View Full Version : Any idea what colour?

05-18-2001, 05:08 PM
Anybody any idea what transparent oil colour could be used to achieve this orange/red colour?
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Phyllis Rennie
05-18-2001, 08:21 PM
Quinacridone Coral???? Can't say for certain--I just got it recently and have only used it in one painting so far. Phyl

Michael Hodgkins
05-19-2001, 11:23 AM
My first instinct would be to make a middle yellow underpainting. On top of that I would glaze mixes of lemon & alizarin, pushing & pulling the pigment mixes a little until the desired colour temperature and saturation level was achieved.

Tests along this line should get you close enough to know how to exactly nail it.

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05-19-2001, 06:54 PM
Thanks allot for your suggestions, I'll check out Quinacridone Coral http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif ...
Mike, what I'm really after is a transparent colour that can be painted directly over white surface to achieve this colour,
the solution may be a mixture of several colours, I'll have to experiment http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif