The Bradford pear above is highlighted with Winton sap green/Winton Titanium white, which I have come to dislike intensely (the white). (BTW, that tree looks horrific in this cell phone picture, wish I hadn't posted it. It's actually sort of cute in real life, seen from the doorway...)
I do like the Winton sap green, I mixed a lot of greens yesterday and made some color charts for my own reference, and the sap green mixed with a little French Ultramarine and some white made some nice shades of green. I'll continue to mix greens and expand my homemade charts, I'd like to really see what I can do with what I have on hand.
Winsor and Newton artist range has several whites that I'm going to try, need something much more transparent. Sounds like we are on the same track...
Until I get better technically, I'm not going to buy more expensive paints of anything I already have - I'll replace when I run out, but I'll keep going until I hit the wall with what I have. Frustration really creates progress!