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Postby ehoeveler » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:51 pm

I'm at my wits' end! Trying to get 'Turquoise Blue'
with my oils but no luck. I have Cerulean Blue and
Cobalt blue - have tried mixing each blue with white,
sap green, da-glo green, cad yellow medium, etc.
Can someone help me please? The
and of oils I'm
using is either Gamblin or Grumbacher. E
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Postby Singular » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:58 pm

That's a tough one and probably no formula. Just get busy mixing. I would stick with traditional blues and greens. Cerulean is too light and may be tough to find a compliment. I would try French Ultramarine and green at about a 2-1 ratio. If you do Cobalt, try a green with a bit of yellow.

Let me know how you do.
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Postby ehoeveler » Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:07 am

I've tried the cobalt/green/yellow mix, maybe it's the
and of paint
but i'm not getting the turquoise. Lemme ask you - if I mix cobalt
blue, cad red medium and a touch of mars black will I get ultramarine?
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Postby Riaan Marais » Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:35 am

When I want turquoise blue I usually use Viridian and Cobalt Blue. You could also try French Ultramarine and Viridian?
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Postby ehoeveler » Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:17 am

Thank you for the tip. E
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Postby Singular » Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:16 am

Do my eyes deceive me? Hi Elizabeth. How's it going? It's nice to see you drop by.

all the best,
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If you are using Grumbacher buy a tube of Manganese or Thalo

Postby artygirl » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:20 pm

blue either will give you lovely shades of turquoise, have a great day !!!
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