A recipe for carrotsPosted: October 3, 2014
A few months ago I added some Cadmium Orange to my palette, thinking that I would like to use it — along with Cerulean Blue — to mix some warm greys. The pigment was so runny and much to my annoyance it leaked all over the palette even though I let it dry for days. Months later it is still gooey even though there’s hardly anything left in the well. I guess I should just get rid of the rest of it since I don’t even use it for painting carrots. I much prefer to mix my own orange hues by blending Azo Yellow or Gamboge with Alizarin. I find that if I vary the amount of yellow and red in the mix the washes I can obtain are much more interesting than orange straight from the tube.