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Re: red and blue don't always make purple

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EVasso
Mon, 4 Nov 1996 17:56:14 -0500

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In a message dated 96-11-04 10:55:00 EST, eprinc1 (EILEEN
PRINCE) writes:

<< Wouldn't it be great if some company out there would
produce TRUE primaries and TRUE complements, etc.????
They would certainly get my business! Does anybody out there have any pull?
>>
Eileen,

This is a real problem. I found that with some reds and blues, using cheap
(K-6) school temperas, adding a little white helps with the violet/purple
ranges.
But, of course, as in all things, there is a bigger problem. Lack of
consistency in colors is difficult even when you are buying expensive
acrylics, oils and water colors. The name of a color from one manufacturer is
no guarantee that it is consistent across brands. So, I just figure that the
difficulties in color mixing are, once again, just preparation for the wacky
world that awaits them.

-Fred


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