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Old 10-17-2017, 03:45 PM
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pine bark brown

I'm a beginner and having a little trouble finding the right mix for the most prominent brown in pine bark. I have burnt umber and burnt sienna and other mostly basic colors. Thanks for any help, Danny Gray
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:30 PM
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Re: pine bark brown

post your question in the Color Theory and Mixing forum at http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=14
Maybe someone there can help. I wonder why the mods haven't moved it for you...
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:16 PM
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Re: pine bark brown

sometimes you need to report and request a move - I just did that.. so it might be moved later on...

For a specific color you almost need to post a picture of what you are trying to match ...for best suggestions..
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Old 11-18-2017, 07:57 AM
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Re: pine bark brown

THE color of pine bark does not exist, because it depends on light, type of pine, age of the tree, etc. If you could post a reference picture of what you're trying to paint, it's much easier to help. And picture of your painting might be useful too, because it could be that the colors surrounding your pine aren't correct. Or maybe your values are off.
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Old 11-18-2017, 11:37 AM
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Re: pine bark brown

Yeah - there are a lot of variations depending on the kind of pine tree and the lighting. Maybe this is close to what you have in mind:

Color is the most important element in painting - except for everything else
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Old 11-18-2017, 07:53 PM
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Re: pine bark brown

I assume you already have Ultramarine Blue (it being a "basic color"). Try some burnt sienna, or burnt umber, with just a touch of Ultramarine Blue, and a little white. A wide variety of browns can be made that way.

When I think of pine bark, I think of a rather grayish brown (or, brownish gray). The afore-mentioned colors can get you there. If you happen to have Raw Umber, also try that, again with a touch of UB and white.

But ultimately, you will need to paint different colors for different parts, depending on lighting and surroundings, as was already noted. So, don't get obsessed with finding the perfect color.
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:29 AM
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Re: pine bark brown

Thanks for these responses. This question had no response for a good while because it got moved. I kept experimenting with different combinations and got a good pine tree color using ivory black, cad red, yellow ochre and white. I'm learning that similar hues can sometimes be mixed using different colors. Does anyone agree with this? Thanks, Danny Gray
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Old 12-09-2017, 11:51 AM
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Re: pine bark brown

Pine bark color can have surprisingly high saturation in orange hue. Transparent red iron oxide is good chromatic paint to get such level of saturation.
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