I know that some of you have been patiently waiting to hear what my new grey colour is. Well, I am finally ready to reveal it!
I refer to it as “Soft Grey” and it is mixed from mostly Cerulean Blue Chromium, a little Monte Amiata Natural Sienna and a touch of Quinacridone Rose. Note: all are from the Daniel Smith range.
2018 UPDATE: I am now using Hansa Yellow Medium in this mix rather than Monte Amiata Natural Sienna
I am using this mix a lot for muted colours and shaded areas to white, so it is really convenient to have it pre-mixed into a full pan. I am totally indebted to Jane Blundell (and her Jane’s Grey) for the idea of pre-mixing colours.
As for how I mix up pre-mix colours… it is very unscientific. After getting a rough feel for the best proportions of each paint colour, I just squeeze a little bit of each into an empty pan and mix it with a toothpick. Each mix is a little different but I don’t mind that.
I also know that I am due (overdue) to do a palette update, so hope to be able to share that next week.
So what’s your current favourite mix in your palette?