Mixing Black

You can mix a really dark black by following these general proportions: approximately 50 percent anthraquinone blue, 40 percent quinacridone magenta and 10 percent diarylide yellow. Keep in mind there’s no exact formula to follow—just eyeball the mix to create the best dark color for your painting.

Phoebe Storey is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society. Throughout her career her paintings have won many awards and are included in collections in the United States and abroad. She lives in Stockton, California.

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