I could tell right away that the shade would dry too dark, but I tried it anyway:
This was how dark it was wet, and I knew it would dry even darker. I wiped it up with naptha and a paper towel. I added a drop of Titanium White, and at first I was afraid I made it too light:
Actually, it still dried too dark. I added another half-drop of white, and then it was pretty much spot on. Here are a few sections that I touched up:
So is mixing based on the Magic Palette chart the only answer? Fortunately, no. I also bought this handy color matching guide, which showed that Cobalt Blue should be a great spot match:
I decided to try Cobalt Blue straight out of the tube, and it was almost identical to my mixture of purple, blue and white!
In summary, what have I learned?
- The Color Mixing Guide is great for matching hue, but I had to add white to get the right shade
- The Color Matching Guide more accurately matches the shades of artist colors out of the tube (for Liquitex "Basics", anyway).
- Don't bother with the Color Mixing Guide if you find a match with the Color Matching Guide.
- It only took a tiny amount of paint to touch up the entire playfield; a little goes a long way.
I'm hoping that someone can explain something. Why do these 2 color guides, from the same company, have two different shades/tints for the same color?