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Old 11-07-2019, 01:07 PM
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What colors for an Eastern Blue Bird?

Hello Everyone --

I am painting several Eastern Blue Birds in my latest composition. I normally paint with acrylics, but I am thinking of using water-soluble oils for this piece.

Does anyone have suggestions for the colors to mix for the blue feathers and also for the golden breast of the bird?

Thanks so much for any help!

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Old 11-07-2019, 01:39 PM
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Re: What colors for an Eastern Blue Bird?

Hard to say because tonalities and hues of colors are also from the brands you use and many other variables...
ok, to me it looks a cobalt blue would fit... and the chest is lie an orange toned to a reddish brown ...
My advice is to use a digital reference and with the drop tool select the color and fill a shape with the bucket tool... then you see the color purely...
Also the way you view a color changes respect to the tones and colors you have next to them.... so isolating them is a good idea to catch the correct value.
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