Originally Posted by calvin_0
mix your own chromatic black... if you are looking for non staining, than the standard ultramarine and burnt sienna mix will work...
Here's a great recipe for black ...
"Incidentally, a rich, transparent, extremely lightfast and flexible alternative to all carbon black and convenience dark neutral paints (indigo, sepia, neutral tint, payne's gray,
etc.) is the generic mixture I call synthetic black
. I originally developed this mixture using the additive (RGB) primaries
indanthrone blue (PB60
), benzimida brown (PBr25
) and phthalocyanine green (PG7
), roughly in the proportions 8:6:1, although any transparent, dull and/or dark red orange, green
paint mixture will work fine. The reasons for using the additive primaries are that (1) they enhance the light canceling effects of subtractive mixture more than a mixture of the subtractive (CYM) primaries, and (2) the paint proportions can be varied slightly to shift the "black" mixture toward any hue of dark shade (as demonstrated in this painting
)." from https://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/waterw.html