I’ve been saying for a long time that I’m not totally happy with Sap Green (Daniel Smith). It’s doing the job but the hue is not quite right and I’m not a fan of its aggressive dispersiveness.
I explained more about my thoughts in my article last year as part of my ‘Colours in my palette’ series here – where I also address why I have a ‘convenience green’ paint at all.
I’ve been thinking for a long time that I should just combine my yellow (DS Hansa Yellow Medium) and my Ultramarine (Schmincke French Ultramarine) into a pan and use this instead of Sap Green as this is my favourite mix for creating greens.
But then I got thinking… if dispersiveness is one of the things I want to address in my new selection, maybe I should consider using a different yellow (a Schmincke?) instead.(Daniel Smith paints are generally very dispersive – including HYM)
So I did this page to compare a few mixes, and also to see what happens when a bit of a green wash touches a damp sky. I’m liking the way the yellow is separating in options 2 and 3. I’m also liking the vibrancy of Option 4. All of these options are fun!
I’m writing this article while waiting for the page to dry… and I’m not sure which mix I should try. Any thoughts?
And btw, I’m continuing to go through my old blogposts and came across this one about Cascade Green this morning. Ah! that is a fun colour. See here for my article from 2015.