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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.”

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

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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.

Purchase watercolor paints using my affiliate links below:

… 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.

Purchase watercolor paints using my affiliate links below:

… 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.”

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

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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.

Purchase watercolor paints using my affiliate links below:

… 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.”

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

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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.”

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

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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.

Click image to watch video on YouTube

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.

Purchase watercolor paints using my affiliate links below:

… 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.”

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

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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.

Purchase watercolor paints using my affiliate links below:

… 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.”

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

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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.

Purchase watercolor paints using my affiliate links below:

… 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.”

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

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