Art: to much turp in paint increases colour warmth??? help please
Join Free Art WorkShopJoin Premium Art Workshop

Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: to much turp in paint increases colour warmth??? help please

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    671
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 29 Times in 22 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    to much turp in paint increases colour warmth??? help please

    So I am doing my homework for my painting class. The Assignment is to paint an egg using titanium white and ivory black (both W&N artist's oils). I was mixing up a value to make the ground darker, the value is about a 4, when i accidentally put to much Turpenoid in the paint and i noticed when i put it on the canvas that is was much warmer and yellower then the surrounding paint. I thought maybe it was because the lighting in my room is very warm and yellow and the extra turp made it more reflective of the light, but I don't know. Is this normal? and if so what causes it?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  2. #2
    Elwell's Avatar
    Elwell is offline Sticks Like Grim Death Level 17 Gladiator: Spartacus' Dimachaeri
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Hudson River valley, NY
    Posts
    16,212
    Thanks
    4,879
    Thanked 16,666 Times in 5,020 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Transparent layers if paint over a lighter ground will always be warmer.


    Tristan Elwell
    **Finished Work Thread **Process Thread **Edges Tutorial

    Crash Course for Artists, Illustrators, and Cartoonists, NYC, the 2013 Edition!

    "Work is more fun than fun."
    -John Cale

    "Art is supposed to punch you in the brain, and it's supposed to stay punched."
    -Marc Maron
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    671
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 29 Times in 22 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Ok cool. So is the opposite true? will transparent layers over a darker ground be cooler?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #4
    Elwell's Avatar
    Elwell is offline Sticks Like Grim Death Level 17 Gladiator: Spartacus' Dimachaeri
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Hudson River valley, NY
    Posts
    16,212
    Thanks
    4,879
    Thanked 16,666 Times in 5,020 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Generally, yes. As an experiment, paint out some stripes of light and dark gray (in acrylic for quick drying, if you like). Then, mix up some burnt sienna and white to a value between the two (like an average flesh tone) and scrub it over them so it half covers them. The sienna will be orangey over the light ground, pinkish/purplish over the dark.


    Tristan Elwell
    **Finished Work Thread **Process Thread **Edges Tutorial

    Crash Course for Artists, Illustrators, and Cartoonists, NYC, the 2013 Edition!

    "Work is more fun than fun."
    -John Cale

    "Art is supposed to punch you in the brain, and it's supposed to stay punched."
    -Marc Maron
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    671
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 29 Times in 22 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Awesome thanks, you are the man as always Mr. Elwell. I will definitely play around with that little experiment.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •