Color Mixing in Oil & Acrylic and Painting the Maquette

Color Mixing in Oil & Acrylic and Painting the Maquette


in this video I’m going to refine the
color mixtures that I made in previous videos with both oil and acrylic and
then I’m going to paint the paper model that I made so that I can refer to it as
I’m developing the color in my painting in this hemisphere just in review I was
mixing the color of this mug in oil paint with phthalo blue yellow and red
and white I would like the color to be a little bit lighter so I’m just going to
play around with the colors that I can get it
using a phthalo green instead of the phthalo blue plus a yellow just to make
things a little bit simpler and see what kind of range of tones I can get using
that so here I have some Van Dyke Brown and some white and some phthalo green
and white over here and what I’m going to do is I’m going to mix these two
together to get something that’s a little bit lighter in value than this of
course it will be more chromatic and probably greener and then I’m going to
mix these two together to get a value that’s a little bit lighter than this so
that these will be approximately the same value the same level of lightness
versus darkness and then I’m going to mix different proportions of those two
mixtures together to see how neutral I can make my mixture and how chromatic I
can make my mixture and which one I prefer so I do think that this color
ended up to be closest to what I was going for and I tested it here it’s
about a step lighter than than this really um and that’s kind of what I was
going for after I realized that this was going to be too too dark for what I
wanted and so this these feel a little bit too chromatic and this feels just
about just about right so here you can see they’ve stayed approximately the
same in value but they’re changing ever so slightly in chromatic intensity
and shifting a little bit in hue so here I have a little bit of phthalo green and
acrylic and some white and some Van Dyck Brown over here and some white as well
so I’m just going to see if I can get something close to this new oil paint
color that I’ve mixed so I’m basically doing what I did before mixing the green
with white and the Van Dyck Brown with white but I’m because it’s acrylic I’m
attempting to mix something that’s about half a step lighter than what my target
value is because it will dry darker so now I’m just going to swatch some of
this next to my previous mixtures so as this dries I’ll see how much it darkens
and if it ends up matching this mixture that I made in oil now I anticipated
that this acrylic color would darken a bit more than it did as it dried but as
as it didn’t I’m going to remix now what if I had wanted to save these acrylic
mixtures well there’s several ways to do it and one is to use a Masterson stay
wet palette now I’m planning to use the stay wet palette mostly to hold the
paint and the paint mixtures that I make but not so much for mixing on it can be
used for that but I’m going to mix on a sheet of gray palette paper now I’m going to mix these two together now I’m going to let these dry these
little test samples that i’ve swatched next to my previous samples
this was my oil painting range of mixtures that i made and then these
three underneath here are the acrylic so this was the Van Dyck Brown and white
and oil paint this was the Van Dyck Brown and white in acrylic and then the
same for the phthalo green and white here and then the mixture in between so
you can see that the mixture in between it’s a little bit more towards the
yellow-green then the oil paint mixtures and I think that’s because there’s a
little bit more this oil paint van Dyck Brown is more neutral and this one in
acrylic has a little bit more yellow in it and it’s a little bit more chromatic
and this is still within the range of colors that I’m going for so it’s not
necessarily a problem but if I wanted to vary that color a little bit so that it
wasn’t as yellow of a green I could instead of mixing the phthalo green with
the Van Dyck Brown and white I could go back to the phthalo blue and mix that
with the Van Dyck Brown and then I would get I could get a similar color but it
would be a little cooler the brown is doing two things at once
it’s doing the work of two different pigments its neutralizing and it’s also
shifting towards the yellow so here you can see this last mixture in acrylic is
very close to this target mixture in oil that I did so also here this is this
last mixture that I did an acrylic and then it you can see that it matches very
closely with this oil mixture that I had as my target so using the phthalo blue
instead of the phthalo green with the acrylic got me a closer match to the oil
mixture in which I was using the phthalo green just because of the difference in
color between the oil and acrylic van Dyck Brown for the floor and the ceiling
I want a color that’s more of a blue gray I’m going to try mixing black with
white and a little bit of the phthalo blue the color scheme of the floor is
actually going to have sort of a creamy color here and then the blue gray here
so I want to see how that creamy color might work with the blue gray and then
the greenish gray of the walls so I’m going to mix some of this titan buff
which is sort of unbleached titanium and mix it with some bleached titanium white and a
touch of this gray that I made I’m just gonna test a little bit of white next to
it just to show the difference it’s just a touch darker and a little bit warmer
than the plain white I think what I’m going to do is use this
dimensional fabric paint which is a brighter
white and reinforce the plaster work and the moldings and then I’m going to remix
this blue color to be a little bit grayer a little bit more neutral and
repaint these blue areas on the floor and also repaint the blue areas on the
ceiling as well I’ve decided to go ahead and inscribe the rest of the tile lines
in this floor so you can see my other model shows the demarcation of the
different colors of tile but then it also shows the separate tiles within
each color so I want to go ahead and make indentations in the paper so that
it will show a little bit of separation between the tiles within each color I’m still not sure about this color for
the floor and for the ceiling I think that for the floor it just my choice to
use a cool gray just is ending up to look too blue even though I neutralized
it again and the ceiling I think that’s just going to be too dark what I’m doing
now I would call a scumble or a dry brush kind of a veil of the color I have
a very little paint on my brush and then I am just kind of scrubbing the paint on
just a very thin layer of it and the layer is partly see-through so you can
still see a little bit of the blue and it kind of optically mixes with the gray so I’m I’m very excited about this color
I think it’s working out well you can see that it’s just a touch lighter and a
little bit more neutral than this blue grey that I had most recently mixed so I
want to get the rest of this covered and then I can kind of see how it feels with
all the colors working together and decide whether they’re harmonizing well
now I’m going to use this piece of foil to make a backing for my maquette and
that will keep light from coming through when I assemble the model and put it in
front of the window

2 Comments

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  • Zac Lockwood says:

    Interesting video! You give such detailed process descriptions. Looking forward to seeing how this project evolves =)

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