For his blues, Jake uses a violet-blue (ultramarine) and a green-blue (cerulean, pthalo, or Prussian). For his reds, an orange red (cadmiun red pale, which he finds the most versatile) and a violet-red (alizarin or quinacridone, though he finds it "hard to ask for in a store without getting tongue tied"). For yellow, an orange-yellow (cadmuim yellow or one of its derivatives) and green-yellow (lemon yellow). What colors do you regard as essential? Here's my choice for acrylics, which includes burnt umber but not burnt sienna which Cairomum says she considers essential. Join the discussion here...
Acrylic Painting: Basic Color Palette
Essential Color Theory for Painting
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