Re: Challenge: create an extreme permanent color pallette
Anyway, I was thinking, something that took me ages to figure out: bismuth yellows are a great alternative for cadmiums! However, of all dickblick acrylic paint manufacturers, only two offer colors beyond the lemon shade (professional line): Old Holland and Tri-Art. Also, I'm not sure about the other shades, but bismuth lemon seems to make duller mixes than cadmium lemon.
(Note: I'm specifically talking about acrylics.)
Edit: I searched in all oil paint lines in dickblick that were artist-grade (38!) and I couldn't find anything close to the bismuth "medium" and "deep" shades in oil paint. Norma has (Bismuth) Vanadate Deep, but it looks more like a Naples Yellow. The only good alternative to cadmium yellow shades I found there was a deep version of Nickel Titanium Yellow. But as you told me yourselves, the "light" variation is very dull, and there's no "medium" (and saturated) variation.
Last edited by Mythrill : 03-10-2012 at 06:22 PM.