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Old 02-20-2011, 10:57 PM
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Mixing copper color

Can someone tell me how to mix a copper color? Currently I'm using Alizarin Crimson and Cad yellow but this looks too orange.l

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Old 02-21-2011, 01:52 AM
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Re: Mixing cooper

Mary Sue ,
Try a mix of Burnt Siena and a little Raw Umber . Keep your lights pure for the shine and I think you will have it .
This is a Copper watering can, I did in which I use dthese colors .
See if you think it accurately describes Copper .
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Re: Mixing cooper

Maybe add a touch of Cad Red if the copper is the red kind.

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Old 02-21-2011, 08:04 AM
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Re: Mixing copper color

June nand Doug thank you so much. I will try both sugges tions.
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Re: Mixing copper color

I have added a tiny bit if UB to add a little deeper tone.

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Re: Mixing copper color

I painted a copper bowl years ago. In the highlighted areas I used Cad yellow and Cad red. Over that I painted a mix of per. alizarin crimson, cad yellow, and cobalt blue. Then I used bt. sienna and bt. umber in the deeper shaded areas of the bowl with bt. sienna and Fr. ultramarine blue for the deepest areas.

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