Monday, April 14, 2014

Color Change/ New Color

The problem I get occasionally is a discontinued pigment. This happened with a brown ochre. Ok, it wasn't really discontinued, the company I bought it from decided that it didn't want to be bothered selling me a bag at a time. So the price went up about 10x what it was. So I figured that maybe I make enough yellow brown sandy colors anyway and instead of trying to match the color using different pigments I would just change the color to something that I didn't have. I thought I would make a cooler compliment to the yellow brown colors, besides it would give me a chance to try a new blue shade violet pigment that I was working with.

The above 180-183 is the result. Using a burnt umber as a starting point it has a warm reddish feel that is pulled back by a little bit of blue violet. The lighter tones are wonderful neutrals. I've had it in stock at the shop and without my saying anything (Like look look a new color) several customers have added it to their pallets

Here it is in relation to one of the yellow browns that I make. You can see how it can work as a cooler shadow accent.

It also fits in nicely with the Raw and Burnt Umbers that I make.It fills a gap in the color line for a weird cooler red neutral that you didn't even know you needed but when you see it, of course, it all makes sense now..