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08-05-2005, 11:33 AM
Hi All, I found some Graham acrylics on line for 50% off, but budget says I can only have 10:( What would be best 10 colours to buy first?? I am pretty new to the acrylics (6mo. or so). Have been using Dick Blick artist's and W/N galeria. While both are fine, I"m just not getting the colour I want in my paintings. :confused:
08-05-2005, 11:54 AM
I'm not sure what all that brand offers, but my favorites are:
TOP 13...I COULDN'T PICK JUST 10! Hope this helps though!!!
Phthalo Blue (Green Shade
08-05-2005, 01:44 PM
It's all preference but here is where I would spend.
Cad Yellow Light
Cad Red Dark
With those you shoud be able to make up hues of anything you need.
08-05-2005, 02:41 PM
The first palette I worked in, recommended by my teacher:
alizarin crimson (quin crimson)
08-05-2005, 02:43 PM
oops, forgot to say I use golden fluid paints....and those are my favorite colors in that brand. I am just starting so listen to the EXPERTS that will post!!!! :)
08-05-2005, 04:41 PM
You may wish to consider buying a red, blue, yellow in a warm side and the same colors in a cool side, add a white a black, an ochre and a umber or sienna.
Just a quick thought.
08-05-2005, 07:36 PM
I'm along the same thinking as what Hcowdrick recommended. Personally, I use around 6 or 7 tubes of paint and have no problem creating every color of the rainbow (except maybe neons). My palette is:
Pyrolle Red (I'm pretty sure I mispelled that)
Phthalo Blue (Green Shade)
Phthalo Blue (Red Shade)
If I need a real earthy brown, I'll use burnt sienna instead of burnt umber. I use W&N Finity colors, but I think if you buy paint from any of the major artist lines of acrylics (Finity, Golden, Graham, etc.), you'll get good paint.
08-05-2005, 11:32 PM
Thank You Thank You everyone!! Seams like everyone agrees on the warms and cools.
Ahhhh Wayne, You woulden't have a mixing chart handy, would you? Just kidding! I am pretty good at mixing watercolours and pastels, but acrylics are more intense, but thats what I like about them. Again Thank You
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