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Old 02-04-2013, 07:28 AM
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will these colors work for me ? (horse paintings etc.)

I have asked before about the basic palete colors actually but couldnt get spesific answers. I enjoy to do paintings about animals, especially horses and sometimes humans also (not portaits but i want to do paintings humans in it , not just like figures) i have no enough money right now . It would be absulety fantastic if i need only 4 colors. I have student grade titanium white and ivory black so i think i don't need to buy artist grade ones for now. I read that these different color palettes below are enough for a starter?:

1st one : cad. Red dark cadmium yellow colablt or ultramarine blue and tit. White

2nd : flake white ivory black vermillion red prussian blur yellow ochre

3rd : burnt umber ultramarine blue cadmium yellow light , alizarin crimson permanent, titanium white.

Also i want to work with heavy body acrylics. I have stiff flat brush , synthetic filbert kinda soft brushes and fine round thin brushes. Will they work also ?

Last one, i want to work like verdaccio style under painting. Or first determine the shades etc with a base color. Which color should i use for this?

Thank you so much. I need answers especially from nature animal horse painters
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:35 AM
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Re: will these colors work for me ? (horse paintings etc.)

By the way i like to work realistic. And also i want to create soft looking paintings with good blending which i havent managed to do it yet because of student grade acrylics or wrong brushes :s so if you can suggest me specific brushes (type of the hair etc) i would be more glade.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:57 AM
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Re: will these colors work for me ? (horse paintings etc.)

If you want to have only four colours (plus the black and white) my advice would be to have each primary ( a red, yellow and blue - the choice from each is up to you) and an earth colour - they are the ochres, umbers and siennas.

From those primaries you can, theoretically, make all other colours.
When cash is more readily available, add different version to the palette ..... e.g if you choose a cad. yellow, add also a lemon yellow, then you can build a palette which contains both warm and cool versions of each primary.

Here's a thread about underpainting and verdaccio.

There's also a link to the Information Kiosk in my signature - lots of help there.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:28 AM
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Re: will these colors work for me ? (horse paintings etc.)

thank you so much.

Yesterday , i bought :

Burnt Umber

Alizarin Crimson Permanent

Cadmium yellow medium

Ultramarine blue.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:52 AM
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Re: will these colors work for me ? (horse paintings etc.)

Well now i have another fear. Fear of using colors :/ because i am a self thaught artist it is hard to learn everything or read everything from the internet as it takes too much ttimeand also dont know which ones are legit or really work. Now i am confused becausr i dint know how to choose right colors. I mean for greens what green ? Should i mix them ? For horses which brown is better. Mix if blue and orange or earth colors? When do i need to use earth colors by the way? I have burnt sienna and burnt umber but i have no idea what to do with them
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