Saturday, March 5, 2011

Do you have a favorite shade of green?

Do you have a favorite green in watercolor? If so, would you please tell me the brand and the shade? I do mix greens and there are some shades I like straight out of the tube, but I'd like a few more to choose from.

14 comments:

Pat said...

I prefer my mixed greens.. but I do have two in the palette I can use as part of a mix, or stand alones. They are sap green and olive green. One bright, one mute.

AutumnLeaves said...

Can't answer this one, Candy, alas. I seem to have a heck of a time getting my greens realistic looking, which is always what I am aiming for, for some reason. I do really like sap green and my favorite color is green, like in the lime peels...

Tracey said...

Can't help you with your green dilemna, but I do hope you are having a great weekend!!
:) Tracey

Candy said...

Pat and Sherry, thank you! I'll check out sap green. I guess I must be thinking about green because spring is in the air.

Tracey, thank you for saying hi! I'll stop by and see how your kitchen is coming along. We are having a great weekend. The weather yesterday was perfect.

Anonymous said...

I hate people who brag about their great weather...

Mermaid's Palette said...

I seem to use sap green (Winsor and Newton) most often -sometimes alone and sometimes mixed. Great for leafy greens.
Good question!
Sheryl

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Candy said...

Gammies, when I need advice on a good winter gray, I'll ask you:) Na na na na naaaa na. You're the one who moved back to you-know-where:)

Sheryl, it looks like sap green will be in my next supply order. It seems to be a big favorite. Thank you for sharing!

Makavetis, I'll have to check out your blog. Thank you for stopping by.

Nicole said...

I don't use watercolor much (and am in awe of those who do!), but I do find that sap green, Hooker's green and chrome oxide are good for leaves. I'd have to say that my *favourite* one is the Hooker's green.

Candy said...

Thank you, Nicole. I haven't placed an order yet, so I think I'll order sap green and Hooker's green. I have to try something new for spring.

padmaja said...

I use a lot of olive green and it looks good with other mixed greens.. thanks for those kind words on my "motherhood"!

cristina dalla valentina said...

I prefer to mix my greens, usually with prussian blue and aureoline for bright greens, or with ultramarine blue and new gamboge for duller greens. But I have always a green in tube in my palette, that I love very much: it is perylene green, with which I can obtain the darkest green, very much like a black, if I use it straight from the tube, and the brightest shades adding some yellow, above all aureoline with which it makes a wonderful sunny green. Ciao, Candy!

Deb Harvey said...

I use acrylics, which can be used like watercolor...kind of. So I'm probably not going to be very helpful. My favorite acrylic greens are Liquitex Vivid Lime Green, Winsor Newton Hookers Green (I use for shading, mainly) and my favorite of the favorites...Olive Green by Winsor Newton. I am starting to experiment more and love the happy accidents you get with mixing.

Teresa said...

I'm another fan of sap green. I rarely use it alone though. I'll tone it down with red, or add blue (usually either Ultramarine Blue or Phthalo Blue) or a yellow (either lemon yellow or Gamboge).

That's my 2 cents worth ;-)