Re: tri-color gum at last
Hi, Loris and Keith,
This is fairly close to the combination that I give on my site as
being the closest approximation I've found to "process" colors; the
only difference is the yellow. I've never liked printing with PY
151; it's too light a yellow for my taste; I prefer PY 97 for a
primary yellow. But it turns out PY97 is at the same axis on the
color wheel (same hue) as PY151, but a deeper value. Otherwise same
as yours: PV19 gamma ( quinacridone rose) and thalo green shade (PB
15:3). This combination produces strong primaries and secondaries
and neutral greys and blacks. I don't care for the greens much; the
thalo gives greens that seem "unnatural" to my eye, so this isn't
the combination I generally use for my own work, especially
landscapes, besides I prefer a less saturated color palette. But
this is the combination that I've found in experimenting gives a
good approximation to process colors.
My old favorite combination, PY110, PR 175, and ultramarine, also
produced very deep rich blacks and neutral greys, with a somewhat
unsaturated color palette.
BTW, Daniel Smith calls their version of PV 19 "quinacridone red"
rather than quinacridone rose, which is unfortunate and confusing,
and I wish they wouldn't. Quinacridone red is PR 209, a different
pigment that has more of a yellow cast than the bluer PV19.
On Sep 25, 2008, at 4:11 AM, Loris Medici wrote: