Monday, August 16, 2010


The recent red pepper study left me pondering my paint inventory. I wasn't able to get a deep valued and saturated red. Here are my reds with transparency and lifting tests, as well as overwashes with a few paints. I have orange-reds and violet-reds but where is that true red? Well, the Winsor Red swatch looks okay until it's next to the pepper, where it decidedly leans to orange.

So with all my tubes of paint, do I need (want?) another? Permanent Alizarin Crimson came close and the washes seemed promising. After poking around Handprint, I'm thinking Cadmium Red Deep for color and lightfastness.

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