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Indanthrene Blue Watercolor – Paint Characteristics & Color Mixing

Indanthrene Blue watercolor is a transparent primary blue with a warmer temperature than most blues similar in color to French Ultramarine, but it is a more saturated, intense, staining color.

It is one of the “blues” in the transparent staining watercolor palette used for the glazing technique and mixing with other colors in its category.

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Measured against a gray scale value finder, transparent staining watercolors range in value from 10% light to a maximum of 90% dark.

gray scale value finder

Colors in the transparent staining category can portray intensity and dark values without becoming muddy and are adequate for a full palette except for where opacity is desired.

PAINT CHARACTERISTICS

Indanthrene Blue is a supersaturated, stronger color than watercolors in the non-staining category and more restraint is required when mixing or glazing it with other watercolors.

Transparent staining watercolors will stain the fibers of the paper they are applied to, and stain, overpower and dull non-staining watercolors they are mixed with.

For the best results, Indanthrene Blue can be glazed and mixed with colors in the transparent staining watercolor category.

COLOR MIXING WITH INDANTHRENE BLUE WATERCOLOR

Indanthrene Blue wets, mixes, stains, and dries like a phathlo blue which has interesting results when mixed with other primary colors.

Add Winsor Yellow or Winsor Red to Indanthrene Blue to mix a variety of transparent staining green and purple colors that are clear and vibrant.

Mix Indanthrene Blue with an orange mixture of Winsor Yellow plus Winsor Red to create interesting mid-value transparent gray colors. For a darker gray, mix it with Permanent Yellow Deep plus Winsor Red.

Transparent staining watercolors can be layered one over another, wet over bone dry, successfully as long as the number of layers and density is controlled.

Before applying a layer of color from another category, use the transparent staining watercolor as the first layer.

Interesting textures and effects can be achieved by painting opaque colors over a layer of transparent staining watercolor and allowing some of the staining color to peek through using various lifting methods.

Semi-opaque or opaque colors are composed of coarser pigments that are stained and discolored when mixed with transparent staining watercolors. So, they are the least successful combinations.

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… and the recommended transparent staining watercolor for mixing grays with Indanthrene Blue

… in addition to the above list of colors, the following transparent staining watercolors are best for glazing or color mixing with Indanthrene Blue

To learn more about transparent watercolors, click the link to my blog post “Which watercolor paints are transparent.”

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Permanent Violet Watercolor – Paint Characteristics & Color Mixing

Permanent Violet watercolor is a transparent purple with a warmer temperature, redder in color than Winsor Violet or Permanent Mauve, and it is a more saturated, intense, staining color.

It is one of the “violets (purple color)” in the transparent staining watercolor palette used for the glazing technique and mixing with other colors in its category.

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Measured against a gray scale value finder, transparent staining watercolors range in value from 10% light to a maximum of 90% dark.

gray scale value finder

Colors in the transparent staining category can portray intensity and dark values without becoming muddy and are adequate for a full palette except for where opacity is desired.

PAINT CHARACTERISTICS

Permanent Violet is a supersaturated, stronger color than watercolors in the non-staining category and more restraint is required when mixing or glazing it with other watercolors.

Transparent staining watercolors will stain the fibers of the paper they are applied to, and stain, overpower and dull non-staining watercolors they are mixed with.

For the best results, Permanent Violet can be glazed and mixed with colors in the transparent staining watercolor category.

COLOR MIXING WITH PERMANENT VIOLET WATERCOLOR

Add Winsor Green BS to Permanent Violet to mix a variety of brown colors that appear delicate and filled with light.

Mix Winsor Yellow with Permanent Violet to create interesting mid-value transparent gray colors. For a darker gray, mix it with Permanent Yellow Deep.

Transparent staining watercolors can be layered one over another, wet over bone dry, successfully as long as the number of layers and density is controlled.

Before applying a layer of color from another category, use the transparent staining watercolor as the first layer.

Interesting textures and effects can be achieved by painting opaque colors over a layer of transparent staining watercolor and allowing some of the staining color to peek through using various lifting methods.

Semi-opaque or opaque colors are composed of coarser pigments that are stained and discolored when mixed with transparent staining watercolors. So, they are the least successful combinations.

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… and the recommended transparent staining watercolor for mixing grays with Permanent Violet

… in addition to the above list of colors, the following transparent staining watercolors are best for glazing or color mixing with Permanent Violet

To learn more about transparent watercolors, click the link to my blog post “Which watercolor paints are transparent.”

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Winsor Violet Watercolor – Paint Characteristics & Color Mixing

Winsor Violet watercolor is a transparent purple with a warm temperature similar in color to Permanent Mauve, but it is a more saturated, intense, staining color.

It is one of the “violets (purple color)” in the transparent staining watercolor palette used for the glazing technique and mixing with other colors in its category.

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Measured against a gray scale value finder, transparent staining watercolors range in value from 10% light to a maximum of 90% dark.

gray scale value finder

Colors in the transparent staining category can portray intensity and dark values without becoming muddy and are adequate for a full palette except for where opacity is desired.

PAINT CHARACTERISTICS

Winsor Violet is a supersaturated, stronger color than watercolors in the non-staining category and more restraint is required when mixing or glazing it with other watercolors.

Transparent staining watercolors will stain the fibers of the paper they are applied to, and stain, overpower and dull non-staining watercolors they are mixed with.

For the best results, Winsor Violet can be glazed and mixed with colors in the transparent staining watercolor category.

COLOR MIXING WITH WINSOR VIOLET WATERCOLOR

Add Winsor Green BS to Winsor Violet to mix a variety of brown colors that appear delicate and filled with light.

Mix Winsor Yellow with Winsor Violet to create interesting mid-value transparent gray colors. For a darker gray, mix it with Permanent Yellow Deep.

Transparent staining watercolors can be layered one over another, wet over bone dry, successfully as long as the number of layers and density is controlled.

Before applying a layer of color from another category, use the transparent staining watercolor as the first layer.

Interesting textures and effects can be achieved by painting opaque colors over a layer of transparent staining watercolor and allowing some of the staining color to peek through using various lifting methods.

Semi-opaque or opaque colors are composed of coarser pigments that are stained and discolored when mixed with transparent staining watercolors. So, they are the least successful combinations.

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… and the recommended transparent staining watercolor for mixing grays with Winsor Violet

… in addition to the above list of colors, the following transparent staining watercolors are best for glazing or color mixing with Winsor Violet

To learn more about transparent watercolors, click the link to my blog post “Which watercolor paints are transparent.”

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Alizarin Crimson Watercolor – Paint Characteristics & Color Mixing

Alizarin Crimson watercolor is a transparent red with a color temperature that leans toward cool. It is a saturated, intense, staining color but its durability and permanency rating is low.

Alternative color substitutes that have higher permanency ratings than Alizarin Crimson are Carmine or Rose Madder Genuine. Or try Permanent Alizarin Crimson by Winsor & Newton made from a mixture of PV19-Quinacridone Violet and PR179-Perylene Maroon pigments.

Alizarin Crimson is one of the “reds” in the transparent staining watercolor palette used for the glazing technique and mixing with other colors in its category.

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Measured against a gray scale value finder, transparent staining watercolors range in value from 10% light to a maximum of 90% dark.

gray scale value finder

Colors in the transparent staining category can portray intensity and dark values without becoming muddy and are adequate for a full palette except for where opacity is desired.

PAINT CHARACTERISTICS

Alizarin Crimson is a supersaturated, stronger color than watercolors in the non-staining category and more restraint is required when mixing or glazing it with other watercolors.

Transparent staining watercolors will stain the fibers of the paper they are applied to, and stain, overpower and dull non-staining watercolors they are mixed with.

For the best results, Alizarin Crimson can be glazed and mixed with colors in the transparent staining watercolor category.

COLOR MIXING WITH ALIZARIN CRIMSON WATERCOLOR

Add Winsor Yellow or Permanent Yellow Deep or Winsor Blue (phthalo blue) to Alizarin Crimson to mix a variety of orange and purple colors.

Mix Alizarin Crimson with Permanent Green #1 or Winsor Green YS to create interesting mid-value transparent gray colors. For a darker gray, mix it with Winsor Green BS or Hooker’s Green Light.

Transparent staining watercolors can be layered one over another, wet over bone dry, successfully as long as the number of layers and density is controlled.

Before applying a layer of color from another category, use the transparent staining watercolor as the first layer.

Interesting textures and effects can be achieved by painting opaque colors over a layer of transparent staining watercolor and allowing some of the staining color to peek through using various lifting methods.

Semi-opaque or opaque colors are composed of coarser pigments that are stained and discolored when mixed with transparent staining watercolors. So, they are the least successful combinations.

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… and the recommended transparent staining watercolor for mixing grays with Alizarin Crimson

… in addition to the above list of colors, the following transparent staining watercolors are best for glazing or color mixing with Alizarin Crimson

To learn more about transparent watercolors, click the link to my blog post “Which watercolor paints are transparent.”

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Carmine Watercolor – Paint Characteristics & Color Mixing

Carmine watercolor is a transparent red with a color temperature that leans toward cool. It is similar in color to Alizarin Crimson, but is a more durable, saturated, intense, staining color.

It is one of the “reds” in the transparent staining watercolor palette used for the glazing technique and mixing with other colors in its category.

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Measured against a gray scale value finder, transparent staining watercolors range in value from 10% light to a maximum of 90% dark.

gray scale value finder

Colors in the transparent staining category can portray intensity and dark values without becoming muddy and are adequate for a full palette except for where opacity is desired.

PAINT CHARACTERISTICS

Carmine is a supersaturated, stronger color than watercolors in the non-staining category and more restraint is required when mixing or glazing it with other watercolors.

Transparent staining watercolors will stain the fibers of the paper they are applied to, and stain, overpower and dull non-staining watercolors they are mixed with.

For the best results, Carmine can be glazed and mixed with colors in the transparent staining watercolor category.

COLOR MIXING WITH CARMINE WATERCOLOR

Add Winsor Yellow or Permanent Yellow Deep or Winsor Blue (phthalo blue) to Carmine to mix a variety of orange and purple colors.

Mix Carmine with Permanent Green #1 or Winsor Green YS to create interesting mid-value transparent gray colors. For a darker gray, mix it with Winsor Green BS or Hooker’s Green Light.

Transparent staining watercolors can be layered one over another, wet over bone dry, successfully as long as the number of layers and density is controlled.

Before applying a layer of color from another category, use the transparent staining watercolor as the first layer.

Carmine should be applied only in a saturated wash, especially for creating dark flesh tones and earth-tone mixtures resembling olive green, siennas, and umbers.

Interesting textures and effects can be achieved by painting opaque colors over a layer of transparent staining watercolor and allowing some of the staining color to peek through using various lifting methods.

Semi-opaque or opaque colors are composed of coarser pigments that are stained and discolored when mixed with transparent staining watercolors. So, they are the least successful combinations.

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… and the recommended transparent staining watercolor for mixing grays with Carmine

… in addition to the above list of colors, the following transparent staining watercolors are best for glazing or color mixing with Carmine

To learn more about transparent watercolors, click the link to my blog post “Which watercolor paints are transparent.”

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Winsor Red Watercolor – Paint Characteristics & Color Mixing

Winsor Red (thalo red) watercolor is a transparent red with a cool temperature similar in color to Permanent Red and Quinacridone Red, but it is a more saturated, intense, staining color.

It is one of the “reds” in the transparent staining watercolor palette used for the glazing technique and mixing with other colors in its category.

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Measured against a gray scale value finder, transparent staining watercolors range in value from 10% light to a maximum of 90% dark.

gray scale value finder

Colors in the transparent staining category can portray intensity and dark values without becoming muddy and are adequate for a full palette except for where opacity is desired.

PAINT CHARACTERISTICS

Winsor Red is a supersaturated, stronger color than watercolors in the non-staining category and more restraint is required when mixing or glazing it with other watercolors.

Transparent staining watercolors will stain the fibers of the paper they are applied to, and stain, overpower and dull non-staining watercolors they are mixed with.

For the best results, Winsor Red can be glazed and mixed with colors in the transparent staining watercolor category.

COLOR MIXING WITH WINSOR RED WATERCOLOR

Add Winsor Yellow or Permanent Yellow Deep or Winsor Blue (phthalo blue) to Winsor Red (thalo red) to mix a variety of orange and purple colors.

Mix Winsor Red with Permanent Green #1 or Winsor Green YS to create interesting mid-value transparent gray colors. For a darker gray, mix it with Winsor Green BS or Hooker’s Green Light.

Transparent staining watercolors can be layered one over another, wet over bone dry, successfully as long as the number of layers and density is controlled.

Before applying a layer of color from another category, use the transparent staining watercolor as the first layer.

Use Winsor Red as a transparent under-glaze in areas intended to be dark, such as shadows in a landscape. Colors painted over it will have more life and warmth.

Interesting textures and effects can be achieved by painting opaque colors over a layer of transparent staining watercolor and allowing some of the staining color to peek through using various lifting methods.

Semi-opaque or opaque colors are composed of coarser pigments that are stained and discolored when mixed with transparent staining watercolors. So, they are the least successful combinations.

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… and the recommended transparent staining watercolor for mixing grays with Winsor Red

… in addition to the above list of colors, the following transparent staining watercolors are best for glazing or color mixing with Winsor Red

To learn more about transparent watercolors, click the link to my blog post “Which watercolor paints are transparent.”

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Permanent Yellow Deep Watercolor – Paint Characteristics & Color Mixing

Permanent Yellow Deep watercolor is a warm transparent yellow similar in color to Cadmium Orange thinned to a relatively transparent state.

It is one of the “yellows” in the transparent staining watercolor palette used for the glazing technique and mixing with other colors in its category.

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Measured against a gray scale value finder, transparent staining watercolors range in value from 10% light to a maximum of 90% dark.

gray scale value finder

Colors in the transparent staining category can portray intensity and dark values without becoming muddy and are adequate for a full palette except for where opacity is desired.

PAINT CHARACTERISTICS

Permanent Yellow Deep is a supersaturated, stronger color than watercolors in the non-staining category and more restraint is required when mixing or glazing it with other watercolors.

Transparent staining watercolors will stain the fibers of the paper they are applied to, and stain, overpower and dull non-staining watercolors they are mixed with.

For the best results, Permanent Yellow Deep can be glazed and mixed with colors in the transparent staining watercolor category.

COLOR MIXING WITH PERMANENT YELLOW DEEP WATERCOLOR

Add Winsor Red (thalo red) or Winsor Blue (phthalo blue) or Winsor Green (phthalo green) to Permanent Yellow Deep to mix a variety of orange and green colors.

Mix Permanent Yellow Deep with Winsor Violet to create interesting mid-value transparent gray colors. For a darker gray, mix it with Permanent Violet.

Transparent staining watercolors can be layered one over another, wet over bone dry, successfully as long as the number of layers and density is controlled.

Before applying a layer of color from another category, use the transparent staining watercolor as the first layer.

Interesting textures and effects can be achieved by painting opaque colors over a layer of transparent staining watercolor and allowing some of the staining color to peek through using various lifting methods.

Semi-opaque or opaque colors are composed of coarser pigments that are stained and discolored when mixed with transparent staining watercolors. So, they are the least successful combinations.

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… and the recommended transparent staining watercolor for mixing grays with Permanent Yellow Deep

… in addition to the above list of colors, the following transparent staining watercolors are best for glazing or color mixing with Permanent Yellow Deep

To learn more about transparent watercolors, click the link to my blog post “Which watercolor paints are transparent.”

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Winsor Yellow Watercolor – Paint Characteristics & Color Mixing

Winsor Yellow watercolor is a clear, transparent yellow with a cool temperature similar in color to Cadmium Yellow Light, the lightest color on the color wheel.

It is one of the “yellows” in the transparent staining watercolor palette used for the glazing technique and mixing with other colors in its category.

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Measured against a gray scale value finder, transparent staining watercolors range in value from 10% light to a maximum of 90% dark.

gray scale value finder

Colors in the transparent staining category can portray intensity and dark values without becoming muddy and are adequate for a full palette except for where opacity is desired.

PAINT CHARACTERISTICS

Winsor Yellow is a supersaturated, stronger color than watercolors in the non-staining category and more restraint is required when mixing or glazing it with other watercolors.

Transparent staining watercolors will stain the fibers of the paper they are applied to, and stain, overpower and dull non-staining watercolors they are mixed with.

For the best results, Winsor Yellow can be glazed and mixed with colors in the transparent staining watercolor category.

COLOR MIXING WITH WINSOR YELLOW WATERCOLOR

Add Winsor Red (thalo red) or Winsor Blue (phthalo blue) or Winsor Green (phthalo green) to Winsor Yellow to mix a variety of orange and green colors.

Mix Winsor Yellow with Winsor Violet to create interesting mid-value transparent gray colors. For a darker gray, mix it with Permanent Violet.

Transparent staining watercolors can be layered one over another, wet over bone dry, successfully as long as the number of layers and density is controlled.

Before applying a layer of color from another category, use the transparent staining watercolor as the first layer.

Interesting textures and effects can be achieved by painting opaque colors over a layer of transparent staining watercolor and allowing some of the staining color to peek through using various lifting methods.

Semi-opaque or opaque colors are composed of coarser pigments that are stained and discolored when mixed with transparent staining watercolors. So, they are the least successful combinations.

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… and the recommended transparent staining watercolor for mixing grays with Winsor Yellow

… in addition to the above list of colors, the following transparent staining watercolors are best for glazing or color mixing with Winsor Yellow

To learn more about transparent watercolors, click the link to my blog post “Which watercolor paints are transparent.”

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Green Gold Watercolor – Paint Characteristics & Color Mixing

Green Gold watercolor is a vibrant glowing spring green color as seen in flower stems, leaves, and grasses lighted or backlit by the sun.

It is one of the “yellow greens” in the semi-transparent non-staining watercolor palette used for the glazing technique and mixing with other colors.

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Measured against a gray scale value finder, semi-transparent non-staining watercolors are generally mid-light in value ranging from 20% to a maximum of 80% value.

gray scale value finder

So, the colors in the semi-transparent non-staining category are adequate for a mid-tone palette, except for where darker passages require colors with values higher on the gray scale.

PAINT CHARACTERISTICS

Green Gold is slightly more opaque than transparent non-staining watercolors and requires more restraint to remain luminous when mixing with other colors.

Semi-transparent non-staining watercolors have similar characteristics to transparent non-staining watercolors, but with a wider range of colors to add to a palette.

Green Gold can be layered in several glazes using other semi-transparent non-staining watercolors if each layer is allowed to dry thoroughly before applying the next layer.

COLOR MIXING WITH GREEN GOLD WATERCOLOR

For a variety of green colors, add Green Gold to Sap Green, Viridian, or Hooker’s Green to lighten them. Or add a touch of these green colors to Green Gold to darken it.

Mix Green Gold with Permanent Magenta to create interesting mid-value semi-transparent gray colors. For a darker gray, mix it with Permanent Mauve.

Green Gold can also be successfully mixed with watercolors in both the transparent and semi-transparent non-staining categories.

It also makes beautiful, luminous washes when glazed with the other watercolors in the transparent non-staining category.

Mixed with semi-opaque or opaque colors, it will create a combination that is cleaner and more transparent than using only opaque colors.

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… and the recommended semi-transparent non-staining watercolor for mixing grays with Green Gold

… also the transparent non-staining category of watercolors for glazing or color mixing with Green Gold

To learn more about transparent watercolors, click the link to my blog post “Which watercolor paints are transparent.”

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Sap Green Watercolor – Paint Characteristics & Color Mixing

Sap Green watercolor is a warm green color similar to Hooker’s Green Light, but it is less transparent and will not stain other colors it is mixed with.

It is one of the “yellow greens” in the semi-transparent non-staining watercolor palette used for the glazing technique and mixing with other colors.

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Measured against a gray scale value finder, semi-transparent non-staining watercolors are generally mid-light in value ranging from 20% to a maximum of 80% value.

gray scale value finder

So, the colors in the semi-transparent non-staining category are adequate for a mid-tone palette, except for where darker passages require colors with values higher on the gray scale.

PAINT CHARACTERISTICS

Sap Green is slightly more opaque than transparent non-staining watercolors and requires more restraint to remain luminous when mixing with other colors.

Semi-transparent non-staining watercolors have similar characteristics to transparent non-staining watercolors, but with a wider range of colors to add to a palette.

Sap Green can be layered in several glazes using other semi-transparent non-staining watercolors if each layer is allowed to dry thoroughly before applying the next layer.

COLOR MIXING WITH SAP GREEN WATERCOLOR

For interesting greens or glowing reds, try mixing Sap Green with Alizarin Crimson or Carmine, earth colors such as Raw Sienna or Burnt Sienna, and yellows such as Aureolin or New Gamboge.

Mix red-violet watercolors such as Permanent Magenta or Cobalt Violet with Sap Green to create interesting mid-value semi-transparent gray colors. For a darker gray, mix it with Permanent Mauve.

Sap Green can also be successfully mixed with watercolors in both the transparent and semi-transparent non-staining categories.

It also makes beautiful, luminous washes when glazed with the other watercolors in the transparent non-staining category.

Mixed with semi-opaque or opaque colors, it will create a combination that is cleaner and more transparent than using only opaque colors.

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… and the recommended semi-transparent non-staining watercolor for mixing grays with Sap Green

… or for a semi-opaque gray mixture use

… also the transparent non-staining category of watercolors for glazing or color mixing with Sap Green

To learn more about transparent watercolors, click the link to my blog post “Which watercolor paints are transparent.”

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Antwerp Blue Watercolor – Paint Characteristics & Color Mixing

Antwerp Blue watercolor is the darkest tonal value blue in its category of watercolors, it is blue-green similar in color to turquoise and has a sensational granular texture.

It is one of the three “blues” in the semi-transparent non-staining watercolor palette used for the glazing technique and mixing with other colors.

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Measured against a gray scale value finder, semi-transparent non-staining watercolors are generally mid-light in value ranging from 20% to a maximum of 80% value.

gray scale value finder

So, the colors in the semi-transparent non-staining category are adequate for a mid-tone palette, except for where darker passages require colors with values higher on the gray scale.

PAINT CHARACTERISTICS

Antwerp Blue is slightly more opaque than transparent non-staining watercolors and requires more restraint to remain luminous when mixing with other colors.

Semi-transparent non-staining watercolors have similar characteristics to transparent non-staining watercolors, but with a wider range of colors to add to a palette.

Antwerp Blue can be layered in several glazes using other semi-transparent non-staining watercolors if each layer is allowed to dry thoroughly before applying the next layer.

COLOR MIXING WITH ANTWERP BLUE WATERCOLOR

Add yellows such as Aureolin or New Gamboge and reds such as Permanent Rose or Vermilion to Antwerp Blue to mix a variety of green and purple colors.

Mix Antwerp Blue with a red-orange color such as Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet to create interesting mid-value semi-transparent gray colors. For a more opaque gray mixture, use Cadmium Red Medium.

Antwerp Blue can also be successfully mixed with watercolors in both the transparent and semi-transparent non-staining categories.

It also makes beautiful, luminous washes when glazed with the other watercolors in the transparent non-staining category.

Mixed with semi-opaque or opaque colors, it will create a combination that is cleaner and more transparent than using only opaque colors.

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… and the recommended semi-transparent non-staining watercolor for mixing grays with Antwerp Blue

… or for an opaque gray mixture use

… also the transparent non-staining category of watercolors for glazing or color mixing with Antwerp Blue

To learn more about transparent watercolors, click the link to my blog post “Which watercolor paints are transparent.”

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Cyanine Blue Watercolor – Paint Characteristics & Color Mixing

Cyanine Blue watercolor is similar to phthalo blue in hue and tonal value, but it is less transparent and not a staining color.

It is one of the three “blues” in the semi-transparent non-staining watercolor palette used for the glazing technique and mixing with other colors.

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Measured against a gray scale value finder, semi-transparent non-staining watercolors are generally mid-light in value ranging from 20% to a maximum of 80% value.

gray scale value finder

So, the colors in the semi-transparent non-staining category are adequate for a mid-tone palette, except for where darker passages require colors with values higher on the gray scale.

PAINT CHARACTERISTICS

Cyanine Blue is slightly more opaque than transparent non-staining watercolors and requires more restraint to remain luminous when mixing with other colors.

Semi-transparent non-staining watercolors have similar characteristics to transparent non-staining watercolors, but with a wider range of colors to add to a palette.

Cyanine Blue can be layered in several glazes using other semi-transparent non-staining watercolors if each layer is allowed to dry thoroughly before applying the next layer.

COLOR MIXING WITH CYANINE BLUE WATERCOLOR

Add yellows such as Aureolin or New Gamboge and reds such as Permanent Rose or Vermilion to Cyanine Blue to mix a variety of green and purple colors.

Mix Cyanine Blue with an orange mixture of New Gamboge plus Vermilion to create interesting mid-value semi-transparent gray colors. For a darker gray, mix it with Quinacridone Burnt Orange.

Cyanine Blue can also be successfully mixed with watercolors in both the transparent and semi-transparent non-staining categories.

It also makes beautiful, luminous washes when glazed with the other watercolors in the transparent non-staining category.

Mixed with semi-opaque or opaque colors, it will create a combination that is cleaner and more transparent than using only opaque colors.

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… and the recommended semi-transparent non-staining watercolor for mixing grays with Cyanine Blue

… also the transparent non-staining category of watercolors for glazing or color mixing with Cyanine Blue

To learn more about transparent watercolors, click the link to my blog post “Which watercolor paints are transparent.”

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Prussian Blue Watercolor – Paint Characteristics & Color Mixing

Prussian Blue watercolor is similar to phthalo blue in hue and tonal value, but it is less transparent and not a staining color.

It is one of the three “blues” in the semi-transparent non-staining watercolor palette used for the glazing technique and mixing with other colors.

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Measured against a gray scale value finder, semi-transparent non-staining watercolors are generally mid-light in value ranging from 20% to a maximum of 80% value.

gray scale value finder

So, the colors in the semi-transparent non-staining category are adequate for a mid-tone palette, except for where darker passages require colors with values higher on the gray scale.

PAINT CHARACTERISTICS

Prussian Blue is slightly more opaque than transparent non-staining watercolors and requires more restraint to remain luminous when mixing with other colors.

Semi-transparent non-staining watercolors have similar characteristics to transparent non-staining watercolors, but with a wider range of colors to add to a palette.

Prussian Blue can be layered in several glazes using other semi-transparent non-staining watercolors if each layer is allowed to dry thoroughly before applying the next layer.

COLOR MIXING WITH PRUSSIAN BLUE WATERCOLOR

Add yellows such as Aureolin or New Gamboge and reds such as Permanent Rose or Vermilion to Prussian Blue to mix a variety of green and purple colors.

Mix Prussian Blue with an orange mixture of New Gamboge plus Vermilion to create interesting mid-value semi-transparent gray colors. For a darker gray, mix it with Quinacridone Burnt Orange.

Prussian Blue can also be successfully mixed with watercolors in both the transparent and semi-transparent non-staining categories.

It also makes beautiful, luminous washes when glazed with the other watercolors in the transparent non-staining category.

Mixed with semi-opaque or opaque colors, it will create a combination that is cleaner and more transparent than using only opaque colors.

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… and the recommended semi-transparent non-staining watercolor for mixing grays with Prussian Blue

… also the transparent non-staining category of watercolors for glazing or color mixing with Prussian Blue

To learn more about transparent watercolors, click the link to my blog post “Which watercolor paints are transparent.”

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Permanent Mauve Watercolor – Paint Characteristics & Color Mixing

Permanent Mauve watercolor is similar in color to Cobalt Violet, a semi-opaque color, but its transparency differs in that it is semi-transparent and darker in tone.

It is the “purple” in the semi-transparent non-staining watercolor palette used for the glazing technique and mixing with other colors.

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Measured against a gray scale value finder, semi-transparent non-staining watercolors are generally mid-light in value ranging from 20% to a maximum of 80% value.

gray scale value finder

So, the colors in the semi-transparent non-staining category are adequate for a mid-tone palette, except for where darker passages require colors with values higher on the gray scale.

PAINT CHARACTERISTICS

Permanent Mauve is slightly more opaque than transparent non-staining watercolors and requires more restraint to remain luminous when mixing with other colors.

Semi-transparent non-staining watercolors have similar characteristics to transparent non-staining watercolors, but with a wider range of colors to add to a palette.

Permanent Mauve can be layered in several glazes using other semi-transparent non-staining watercolors if each layer is allowed to dry thoroughly before applying the next layer.

COLOR MIXING WITH PERMANENT MAUVE WATERCOLOR

Add Opera Rose to Permanent Mauve to mix a variety of lighter pink-purple colors. Or, add Permanent Magenta to mix a redder purple color.

Mix Permanent Mauve with yellow watercolors such as Aureolin or New Gamboge to create interesting mid-value semi-transparent gray colors.

Permanent Mauve can also be successfully mixed with watercolors in both the transparent and semi-transparent non-staining categories.

It also makes beautiful, luminous washes when glazed with the other watercolors in the transparent non-staining category.

Mixed with semi-opaque or opaque colors, it will create a combination that is cleaner and more transparent than using only opaque colors.

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… and the recommended semi-transparent non-staining watercolor for mixing grays with Permanent Mauve

… also the transparent non-staining category of watercolors for glazing or color mixing with Permanent Mauve

To learn more about transparent watercolors, click the link to my blog post “Which watercolor paints are transparent.”

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Opera Rose Watercolor – Paint Characteristics & Color Mixing

Opera Rose watercolor is an intense pink that is a fantastic color to use in flesh-tone mixtures. It is similar in color to Permanent Rose, but it is more saturated and less transparent.

It is the “rose pink” in the semi-transparent non-staining watercolor palette used for the glazing technique and mixing with other colors.

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Measured against a gray scale value finder, semi-transparent non-staining watercolors are generally mid-light in value ranging from 20% to a maximum of 80% value.

gray scale value finder

So, the colors in the semi-transparent non-staining category are adequate for a mid-tone palette, except for where darker passages require colors with values higher on the gray scale.

PAINT CHARACTERISTICS

Opera Rose is slightly more opaque than transparent non-staining watercolors and requires more restraint to remain luminous when mixing with other colors.

Semi-transparent non-staining watercolors have similar characteristics to transparent non-staining watercolors, but with a wider range of colors to add to a palette.

Opera Rose can be layered in several glazes using other semi-transparent non-staining watercolors if each layer is allowed to dry thoroughly before applying the next layer.

COLOR MIXING WITH OPERA ROSE WATERCOLOR

Add Permanent Magenta or Permanent Mauve to Opera Rose to mix a variety of deeper violet-pink colors.

Mix Opera Rose with yellow-green watercolors such as Green Gold or Sap Green to create interesting mid-value semi-transparent gray colors. For a more opaque, darker gray, mix it with Olive Green.

Opera Rose can also be successfully mixed with watercolors in both the transparent and semi-transparent non-staining categories.

It also makes beautiful, luminous washes when glazed with the other watercolors in the transparent non-staining category.

Mixed with semi-opaque or opaque colors, it will create a combination that is cleaner and more transparent than using only opaque colors.

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… and the recommended semi-transparent non-staining watercolor for mixing grays with Opera Rose

… also the transparent non-staining category of watercolors for glazing or color mixing with Opera Rose

To learn more about transparent watercolors, click the link to my blog post “Which watercolor paints are transparent.”

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Permanent Magenta Watercolor – Paint Characteristics & Color Mixing

Permanent Magenta watercolor is similar in color to Quinacridone Violet, a semi-opaque color, but its transparency differs in that it is semi-transparent.

It is the “violet” in the semi-transparent non-staining watercolor palette used for the glazing technique and mixing with other colors.

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Measured against a gray scale value finder, semi-transparent non-staining watercolors are generally mid-light in value ranging from 20% to a maximum of 80% value.

gray scale value finder

So, the colors in the semi-transparent non-staining category are adequate for a mid-tone palette, except for where darker passages require colors with values higher on the gray scale.

PAINT CHARACTERISTICS

Permanent Magenta is slightly more opaque than transparent non-staining watercolors and requires more restraint to remain luminous when mixing with other colors.

Semi-transparent non-staining watercolors have similar characteristics to transparent non-staining watercolors, but with a wider range of colors to add to a palette.

Permanent Magenta can be layered in several glazes using other semi-transparent non-staining watercolors if each layer is allowed to dry thoroughly before applying the next layer.

COLOR MIXING WITH PERMANENT MAGENTA WATERCOLOR

Add Opera Rose to Permanent Magenta to mix a variety of lighter pink-violet colors. Or, add Permanent Mauve to mix deeper purple-violet colors.

Mix Permanent Magenta with yellow-green watercolors such as Green Gold or Sap Green to create interesting mid-value semi-transparent gray colors. For a more opaque, darker gray, mix it with Olive Green.

Permanent Magenta can also be successfully mixed with watercolors in both the transparent and semi-transparent non-staining categories.

It also makes beautiful, luminous washes when glazed with the other watercolors in the transparent non-staining category.

Mixed with semi-opaque or opaque colors, it will create a combination that is cleaner and more transparent than using only opaque colors.

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… and the recommended semi-transparent non-staining watercolor for mixing grays with Permanent Magenta

… also the transparent non-staining category of watercolors for glazing or color mixing with Permanent Magenta

To learn more about transparent watercolors, click the link to my blog post “Which watercolor paints are transparent.”

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Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet Watercolor – Paint Characteristics & Color Mixing

Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet watercolor is a warm, earth color more radiant than Burnt Sienna, and it is useful for flesh tones and landscape palettes.

It is the “red brown” in the semi-transparent non-staining watercolor palette used for the glazing technique and mixing with other colors.

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Measured against a gray scale value finder, semi-transparent non-staining watercolors are generally mid-light in value ranging from 20% to a maximum of 80% value.

gray scale value finder

So, the colors in the semi-transparent non-staining category are adequate for a mid-tone palette, except for where darker passages require colors with values higher on the gray scale.

PAINT CHARACTERISTICS

Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet is very similar to Quinacridone Burnt Orange in a saturated wash, but when thinned appears very different.

Quinacridone colors leave a trace of color behind when lifted but will not stain other watercolors. So, Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet harmonizes very well with other pigments.

Semi-transparent non-staining watercolors have similar characteristics to transparent non-staining watercolors, but with a wider range of colors to add to a palette.

Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet can be layered in several glazes using other semi-transparent non-staining watercolors if each layer is allowed to dry thoroughly before applying the next layer.

COLOR MIXING WITH QUINACRIDONE BURNT SCARLET WATERCOLOR

Add Green Gold to Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet to mix a variety of earth-tone greenish brown colors. Add Aureolin or New Gamboge to lighten it. Also, try mixing it with Sap Green to darken it.

Mix Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet with Cobalt Blue or French Ultramarine to create interesting mid-value semi-transparent gray colors. For a darker gray, add a touch of Prussian Blue to the mix.

Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet can also be successfully mixed with watercolors in both the transparent and semi-transparent non-staining categories.

It also makes beautiful, luminous washes when glazed with the other watercolors in the transparent non-staining category.

Mixed with semi-opaque or opaque colors, it will create a combination that is cleaner and more transparent than using only opaque colors.

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… and the recommended semi-transparent non-staining watercolor for mixing grays with Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet

… also the transparent non-staining category of watercolors for glazing or color mixing with Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet

To learn more about transparent watercolors, click the link to my blog post “Which watercolor paints are transparent.”

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Vermilion Hue Watercolor – Paint Characteristics & Color Mixing

Vermilion Hue watercolor is a warm red color that works well for flesh tones when it is combined with yellow, green, and blue watercolors.

It is the “red” in the semi-transparent non-staining watercolor palette used for the glazing technique and mixing with other colors.

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Measured against a gray scale value finder, semi-transparent non-staining watercolors are generally mid-light in value ranging from 20% to a maximum of 80% value.

gray scale value finder

So, the colors in the semi-transparent non-staining category are adequate for a mid-tone palette, except for where darker passages require colors with values higher on the gray scale.

PAINT CHARACTERISTICS

Vermilion Hue is slightly more opaque than transparent non-staining watercolors and requires more restraint to remain luminous when mixing with other colors.

Semi-transparent non-staining watercolors have similar characteristics to transparent non-staining watercolors, but with a wider range of colors to add to a palette.

Vermilion Hue can be layered in several glazes using other semi-transparent non-staining watercolors if each layer is allowed to dry thoroughly before applying the next layer.

COLOR MIXING WITH VERMILION HUE WATERCOLOR

Add New Gamboge to Vermilion Hue to mix a variety of warm orange colors. Or try adding Aureolin to mix lighter cooler orange colors.

To create a golden color, mix Vermilion Hue with New Gamboge and Olive Green.

Mix Vermilion Hue with Sap Green to create interesting mid-value transparent green-gray colors. Or mix it with Manganese Blue to create mid-value blue-gray colors.

Vermilion Hue can also be successfully mixed with watercolors in both the transparent and semi-transparent non-staining categories.

It also makes beautiful, luminous washes when glazed with the other watercolors in the transparent non-staining category.

Mixed with semi-opaque or opaque colors, it will create a combination that is cleaner and more transparent than using only opaque colors.

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… and the recommended semi-transparent non-staining watercolor for mixing grays with Vermilion Hue

… also the transparent non-staining category of watercolors for glazing or color mixing with Vermilion Hue

To learn more about transparent watercolors, click the link to my blog post “Which watercolor paints are transparent.”

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Quinacridone Burnt Orange Watercolor – Paint Characteristics & Color Mixing

Quinacridone Burnt Orange watercolor is a warm, earth color more radiant than Burnt Sienna, and it is useful for flesh tones and landscape palettes.

It is the “orange brown” in the semi-transparent non-staining watercolor palette used for the glazing technique and mixing with other colors.

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Measured against a gray scale value finder, semi-transparent non-staining watercolors are generally mid-light in value ranging from 20% to a maximum of 80% value.

gray scale value finder

So, the colors in the semi-transparent non-staining category are adequate for a mid-tone palette, except for where darker passages require colors with values higher on the gray scale.

PAINT CHARACTERISTICS

Quinacridone colors leave a trace of color behind when lifted but will not stain other watercolors. So, Quinacridone Burnt Orange harmonizes very well with other pigments.

Semi-transparent non-staining watercolors have similar characteristics to transparent non-staining watercolors, but with a wider range of colors to add to a palette.

Quinacridone Burnt Orange can be layered in several glazes using other semi-transparent non-staining watercolors if each layer is allowed to dry thoroughly before applying the next layer.

COLOR MIXING WITH QUINACRIDONE BURNT ORANGE WATERCOLOR

Add Green Gold to Quinacridone Burnt Orange to mix a variety of earth-tone greenish brown colors. Add Aureolin or New Gamboge to lighten it. Also, try mixing it with Sap Green to darken it.

Mix Quinacridone Burnt Orange with Cobalt Blue or French Ultramarine to create interesting mid-value semi-transparent gray colors. For a darker gray, add a touch of Prussian Blue to the mix.

Quinacridone Burnt Orange can also be successfully mixed with watercolors in both the transparent and semi-transparent non-staining categories.

It also makes beautiful, luminous washes when glazed with the other watercolors in the transparent non-staining category.

Mixed with semi-opaque or opaque colors, it will create a combination that is cleaner and more transparent than using only opaque colors.

Purchase watercolor paints using my affiliate links below:

… and the recommended semi-transparent non-staining watercolor for mixing grays with Quinacridone Burnt Orange

… also the transparent non-staining category of watercolors for glazing or color mixing with Quinacridone Burnt Orange

To learn more about transparent watercolors, click the link to my blog post “Which watercolor paints are transparent.”

See my YouTube playlist “Watercolor Paint Characteristics & Color Mixing” for more videos. And, subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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Burnt Sienna Watercolor – Paint Characteristics & Color Mixing

Burnt Sienna watercolor is a warm, earth color that has a tonal value darker than the other browns in the semi-transparent category, Raw Sienna and Quinacridone Gold.

It is the “reddish brown” in the semi-transparent non-staining watercolor palette used for the glazing technique and mixing with other colors.

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Measured against a gray scale value finder, semi-transparent non-staining watercolors are generally mid-light in value ranging from 20% to a maximum of 80% value.

So, the colors in the semi-transparent non-staining category are adequate for a mid-tone palette, except for where darker passages require colors with values higher on the gray scale.

PAINT CHARACTERISTICS

Burnt Sienna is slightly more opaque than transparent non-staining watercolors and requires more restraint to remain luminous when mixing with other colors.

Semi-transparent non-staining watercolors have similar characteristics to transparent non-staining watercolors, but with a wider range of colors to add to a palette.

Burnt Sienna can be layered in several glazes using other semi-transparent non-staining watercolors if each layer is allowed to dry thoroughly before applying the next layer.

COLOR MIXING WITH BURNT SIENNA WATERCOLOR

Add Aureolin or New Gamboge to Burnt Sienna to mix a variety of lighter value, warmer, more transparent brown colors that resemble colors in nature.

Mix Burnt Sienna with French Ultramarine to create interesting mid-value transparent gray colors. For a darker gray, add a touch of Prussian Blue to the mix.

Burnt Sienna can also be successfully mixed with watercolors in both the transparent and semi-transparent non-staining categories.

It also makes beautiful, luminous washes when glazed with the other watercolors in the transparent non-staining category.

Mixed with semi-opaque or opaque colors, it will create a combination that is cleaner and more transparent than using only opaque colors.

Purchase watercolor paints using my affiliate links below:

… and the recommended semi-transparent non-staining watercolor for mixing grays with Burnt Sienna

… also the transparent non-staining category of watercolors for glazing or color mixing with Burnt Sienna

To learn more about transparent watercolors, click the link to my blog post “Which watercolor paints are transparent.”

See my YouTube playlist “Watercolor Paint Characteristics & Color Mixing” for more videos. And, subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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