Painting on Location with the Real Color Wheel
Color Oppositions

Using only Thalo Green and Magenta.

Thalo Green, the color between Cyan and Yellow is a transparent color,
it's opposite color Magenta is transparent also.

It takes two transparent oppositions to mix neutral,
one transparent and one translucent color,
two translucent colors,
one transparent and one opaque.
Two opaque colors just won't do it.

Top-tone is adding White to the color.
Under-tone is adding clear.
Mass-tone is thick out of the tube.
Transparent is clear, like colored glass crystal or Easter egg food coloring.
Translucent is floating colloidal compounds of colored elements.
Milk is translucent.
Opaque is dense and light blocking, like a rock.
YYYY = As Yellow as you can get,
YYMM = Yellow and Magenta, as Red as you can get.
MMMM = pure Magenta
CCCC = Cyan
This is the normal afternoon darkest shadow color combination of colors.
Mornings would use a Brown and Ultramarine opposition.
Thalo Blue and Cadmium Red opposition happens in the evening.

Mass-tone Mussini Phthalo Green
Combine to a Neutral Dark
Quinacridone Magenta PR:122

PB15 copper phthalocyanine is Cyan (Thalo Blue) + Indian Yellow PY150 nickel is transparent yellow.
Mixed together make Green = CCYY Mussini Phthalo Green.
CCYY Grumbacher Thalo Green Yellow/Side = PB7 Chlorinated copper phthalocyanine = Turquoise to Yellow Green

Mussini Phthalo Green

Top-tone tint
Top-tone tint
Grumbacher Thalo Green Yellow/Green side
Grumbacher Thalo Green Y/S
Top-tone tint
Top-tone tint.

Mix this opposite color

Transparent Green
with this opposite color.

Quinacridone Magenta, Transparent,

Mass-tone Transparent

To make this neutral dark.

Mass-tone Mussini Phthalo Green
Combine to a Neutral Dark
Quinacridone Magenta
This is the normal afternoon darkest shadow color combination of colors.

I have found,
Quinacridone Magenta PR:122 a better pigment color to make neutral dark colors
than PR:202 or PV19.
Daniel Smith Quinacridone Magenta was the only PR:122 pigment available as of 2004. Today 2008 all brands of tubed pigments use this color.
Bocour, New York, Cobalt Violet Phosphate, a perfect Cool Magenta.
( I don't think anyone makes it anymore, my tube is very old. )
There is no synthetic for this color yet. If there is I haven't found it.
A synthetic would be perfect because Cobalt Violet Phosphate bleeds.

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

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