Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Flake white vs Titanium or Zinc


Work in progress, started this after my previous disaster. Using flake white mostly, I think the flake white is warmer, not chalky. Any suggestions out there? I kind of like the look of this white, just need to practice.

11 comments:

  1. Flake white might be a touch warmer. Have you played with mixing a little lemon to make it just a touch warmer - either white? I use Titanium for most of my whites. Or the premalba white (did I spell that right?)

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  2. I wouldn't call it a disaster! I agree that flake white is warmer. I use titanium because I like its thickness and opacity. I don't like zinc a lot because of its relative translucency and thinness.

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  3. Hi Judy,
    Thank you for stopping by and the info on the white paint. I will add some lemon yellow. I have been using Titanium for my whites. I read about the permalba white, don't know how to spell it, I will give that a try also. Once again thanks for taking the time to reply. Have a great day.

    Best
    Joan

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  4. Hi Karen, thank you. Yes I don't like zinc at all. Flake is warmer, and titanium is what I've been using. I will play with the flake white a little more and probably go back to titanium because of it's opacity. It took forever yesterday, just to build up the white to the tone I was looking for. Thanks for taking the time from your busy schedule to reply. You have a great day.

    Regards
    Joan

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  5. Hi Joan. I can see the Petals falling off
    that lovely Flower piece you have done,well
    done. Thank you for the info` re` facebook.
    I shale look into that Joan. I had a great time at a place called Dungeness yesterday.
    I managed to do two 9x12 painings. I wasn`t
    too happy with the second one but will post
    the other one soon. Thanks again Joan.
    Vic.

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  6. Joan, sorry, I left the T out of Paintings.
    The times I make mistakes is terrible. It must
    be the age thing.
    Vic.

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  7. Hi Marian,
    Thank you for stopping by, and for the compliments on my whites. I was experimenting with 3 different whites and color combinations. Great fun.

    Best Regards
    Joan

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  8. Hi, Just saw this, Joan...there are whites like Cremitz or Utrecht white that are good, too. I never use any white alone. I always tint with turquoise or magenta or lemon depending on the painting.
    For thicker pasty consistency in body, Daler Rowney is good. I have been experimenting with many brands and kinds. Permalba is too runny for my liking. Gamblin has a blended white that I find a good staple.

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  9. Hi Vic,
    Thank you for stopping by and the very kind words. Don't worry about the t never noticed.
    Glad you enjoyed your day plein air painting.

    The very best
    Joan

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  10. Hi Cathyann,
    I appreciate the suggestions. I will order the Gamblin, it sounds perfect.

    Thank you again, have a great day.
    Joan

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