AS A BEGINNER OIL PAINTER – WHAT BLUES SHOULD YOU BUY?
Well, for the workshops, we have a recommended material list for the beginner artist.
In terms of blue – we recommend you purchase a warm and cool blue such as any of the following: –
Ultramarine Blue (warm),
Prussian Blue (warm),
Cerulean Blue (cool) and/or Cobalt Turquoise (cool)
TOP TIP – MIXING A COBALT TURQUOISE:
You can create a cobalt turquoise relatively cheaply say with Winton oil paints which are student grade and the most a 37ml tube should cost is €5.
So, if you mix PHTHALO BLUE and EMERALD GREEN and adjust the strength/tint with white you will get a lovely Cobalt Turquoise.
If you are an intermediate or advanced artist, I have included a simple table of the main brands of blue out there. For ease of reference, I have also bolded the blues that I currently have in my own kit:
The Information used was extracted from the K&A Evans website, but other art stores where you can purchase your paints include Cork Art Supplies, Art Materials, Kennedys Art, Jacksons, The Range and Eason’s to name a few.