Re: tricolor gum question - yellow
Cut your pigment in half. With some yellows, I may even
dilute 1+30! Don't have my calculations in front of me but
I know PY150 is a strong yellow and needs quite a bit of
dilution. Never have used cad yellow tho I like its
color..because I don't do yellow as a first coat ever
because it's hard to eyeball registration with it.
----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Viapiano <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: tricolor gum question - yellow
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 14:56:53 -0800
>I bought a tube of Naples Yellow a few weeks ago and just
>used it as a first layer of a monochrome print. A beautiful
>Yellow Ochre's opacity would be ok, since I usually lay
>down yellow first.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jim Larimer
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 2:50 PM
> Subject: Re: tricolor gum question - yellow
> Paul, Cad Yellow Pale is a very high chroma hue, in this
>case, a very bright and intense yellow. You could try
>Yellow Ochre, but it is an opaque pigment, or try Naples
>Yellow or even Raw Sienna. These last two have nice
>transparent properties so they would be better than the
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 2:56 PM, Paul Viapiano
> Hi all...
> After making several tricolor gums, I am feeling that
>my yellow layer is a bit on the heavy side. Where I am
>expecting muted yellow-browns in my final print, I am
>seeing a brighter shade slightly on the garish side. I see
>this with oranges as well. Where I expect a more terracotta
>color I am seeing a brighter orange.
> How can I correct for this? Should I mute the yellow by
>doubling the gum arabic in the pigment mixture? Or expose
>that layer less?
> I can also change colors...at the moment I use Cad
>Yellow Pale, along with Quin Red and Phthalo Blue RS, all
>Daniel Smith pigments. Maybe toning the Cad Yellow down
>with something like Raw Sienna will mute the vibrancy...