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Old 02-21-2018, 11:05 PM
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Mixing Lavender (Color)... Where to Start?



Having trouble mixing these colors. Don't really know where to start without wasting a ton of paint. Any suggestions on what colors to use to mix? Also I am partially color blind, so exact color names would be a ton of help.
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Re: Mixing Lavender (Color)... Where to Start?

Ultramarine Blue mixed with a touch of Quinacridone Magenta or Quinacridone Rose (and white if needed)
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Re: Mixing Lavender (Color)... Where to Start?

Above answer seems a good path. When you want a baseline tries this:
https://www.goldenpaints.com/mixer
on the image tab you can select the color you want and the system will compute a combination of 3 colors that get the closest to that color you have chosen.

Incidentally it does nto work very well on certain colors when you try to upload an image to the site because the Jpeg compression changes color in its itermediary state.
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Old 02-22-2018, 04:44 AM
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Re: Mixing Lavender (Color)... Where to Start?

You beat me!

there is a “Virtual Palette” that is available here on the Wetcanvas forum. At the top of the page, click on “Tools” and then “Virtual Palette.” FIRST click on HOME, then TOOLS.

You have to be signed in. When I click on tools, nothing happens. SO I click home, then tools, then palette. I think it's on the upper left of the screen.
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Re: Mixing Lavender (Color)... Where to Start?

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Having trouble mixing these colors. Don't really know where to start without wasting a ton of paint. Any suggestions on what colors to use to mix? Also I am partially color blind, so exact color names would be a ton of help.
You can take Ultramarine Violet paint and mix it with White.
https://www.dickblick.com/items/01571-6733/#colorswatch

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Re: Mixing Lavender (Color)... Where to Start?

You could also try Dioxazine Purple (PV 23, blue shade) + white since this lavender is so cold. It might work.
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Re: Mixing Lavender (Color)... Where to Start?

I did a test, and the colors that yield the best approximation are:

Ultramarine Blue
Permanent Rose
Light Red
Titanium White

I am using Winton Oil paints (Winsor & Newton).
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Dioxazine purple + white

Phthalo blue GS + Dioxazine purple + white
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Having trouble mixing these colors. Don't really know where to start without wasting a ton of paint. Any suggestions on what colors to use to mix? Also I am partially color blind, so exact color names would be a ton of help.



Seems like another good choice would be Manganese Violet
https://www.dickblick.com/items/01571-6623/#colorswatch

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