|Color mixes from my palette|
Suddenly my paintings took on a new life, and the only thing I had done was eliminate Payne's Gray from my palette. My paintings were more luminous and pleasing to the eye because I was mixing "primary grays."
To make colorful grays, there are a few other options you can explore. You can create grays not only from the primaries, but also from complementary colors. You can lighten grays by diluting the color with water, or make them saturated for darker areas of a painting by using more of the pigment achieving a "darker black."
There are thousands of combination to come up with a colorful gray. That is what is so fascinating abut mixing color and getting a different result each time. Some of my color mixes for gray are shown in the photo above.
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