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Color Mixing Watercolor Paint

Prussian Blue

Use Prussian Blue for Dark Backgrounds

Prussian Blue is similar to Winsor Blue, but it is a neutralized semitransparent color. I mix Prussian Blue with Alizarin Crimson and Viridian to create strong darks for backgrounds and to darken other colors.

This dark mixture is almost black, but is still transparent. I use it instead of black tube paints such as Ivory Black, Neutral Tint, Payne’s Gray, etc. which have an undesirable flat appearance.

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Color Mixing Watercolor Paint

Hooker’s Green

Hooker’s Green is a more neutralized color than the pure transparent Viridian. So, I have not included it in my color schemes. It is a warm green useful in mixing a variety of greens for expressing landscapes and receding planes.

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