mix acrylic color into acrylic gesso base to match color swatches, using
tube or liquid acrylic paint. It
is not necessary to get an exact match but please try to
come reasonably close.
I find the more liquid acrylic bottle colours made by Golden or Lascaux
easier to mix and they come in small bottles. Please
be aware that having to reduce the quality ot the jpegs for
the internet may make the colours appear slightly different
to the physical swatches, particularly the green. The colours
may also vary slightly according your computer screen settings.
It is better to use as a guide the physical swatches mailed
to you by the school with the supply list, however you do not have to match them exactly.
The colours that I used to mix these were:
Yellow Ochre (Golden Fluid Acrylics)
Burnt Sienna (Golden Fluid Acrylics)
Raw Umber (Golden Fluid Acrylics)
Jenkins Green (Golden Fluid Acrylics)
Ultramarine Blue (Golden Fluid Acrylics)
Permanent Green Deep (Lascaux Studio)
Oxide Black (Lascaux Studio)
However, you can use whatever colours
you have to hand that you think might work. Experiment!
Paint two coats of the colored
gesso on top of at least one or two coats of white acrylic
primer ON TOP OF pre primed (acrylic primed not oil primed) canvas. Canvas manufacturers like Fredrix recommend at least 6 coats of acrylic primer between canvas and oil paint!