Artwork- Schminke watercolor on a Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press watercolor paper. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4
Although I like the bright intense color of gouache on black paper, there are times when I want color that is more subtle and opaque watercolor does the job. I’ve been looking for a good yellow that will hold its own against the dark paper, and suddenly remembered my Schmincke paints have a good answer.
I played around with Rutile yellow and a few other colors on my Schmincke palette. This was done on a piece of scrap paper, approx 3 x 4 inches.
What I like about the Rutile yellow for painting on black is that it doesn’t go green, but goes more to a cream. You won’t get loud lemons or banana colors (you need gouache for that!), but this is a good base for other colors or when you want the relief of a light color that won’t dominate.
- Schmincke Horadam Rutile Yellow
- Schmincke Horadam Vermilion
- Schmincke Horadam Saturn Red
- Schmincke Horadam Yellow Orange