Dioxine Purple Ultramarine Blue Cobalt Blue Thalo Cyan Blue Turquoise transparent Green Opaque Thalo Green
Burnt Umber Real Color Wheel in Pigments CenterW Permanent Green Light
Burnt Sienna Top Space
Venetian Red Yellow Green Opaque CENTER
Yellow Oxide bottom SPACE
Naples Yellow Light Green Gold Transparent Bottom
Magenta Rembrandt Rose Cadmium Red Medium Cadmium Orange Indian Yellow Gold transparent Cadmium Yellow Medium Cadmium Yellow Pale

Painting on Location
by Donald A. Jusko

3 Color Self Portraits in Water Color

Vermilion, Vine Black, Naples Yellow | 3 Classical Colors

Transparent yellow, magenta & cyan | 3 Primary Colors

These two portraits were each done in watercolors with three colors each. The first is the very old classical way using only vermilion, black and Naples yellow. Think Rembrandt. It is a very fast combination with excellent results. I don't usually use black when I paint but vine black gives a cool blue tone when mixed with white and mixed with vermilion makes a believable dark red. The addition of Naples completes a well rounded set of portrait colors.

Using the 3 primary colors, PY153, PR122 and PB15.3 also works very well but takes more time to mix the usable color. Portraits are very limited in useable colors.

Portraits are one area in paintings where I don't argue against black as much. Landscapes are different, black is not preferred because of the wider range of colors needed to match nature. Black in landscapes tends to add a gray pall to all colors it's added to.

Self Portraits

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