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Topic: Bob Ross palette pigment subsititutes

Posted under Art Talk

I know that this question is more suitable at the Wetcanvas forums, but it I want to ask here first as I'm more familiar with the forums here. Plus, this forum has an "Art Talk" category.

Say you want to paint something a la Bob Ross (doesn't necessarily have to be landscapes), but it's in acrylic paint instead of his trademark oil paint, and you don't have any of the available pigments that he uses. Though those pigments are kinda common, you know that every painter has different palettes and different tastes.

Here's Bob Ross' pallete:

  • Titanium Hwite
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Indian Yellow
  • Bright Red
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Prussian Blue
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Phthalo Green
  • Sap Green
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Dark Sienna
  • Van Dyke Brown
  • Midnight Black (which I read was a mixture of Alizarin Crimson and Phthalo Green)

In your opinion, what is your pigment substitutes from this list?

Bonus question is, say if you only have a set of 4 colors consisting of white and the primary colors, what is your mixture for the Bob Ross pigments?

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