Oil Paints Black
How to mix oil paints to make black
Artists' oil paints blacks are manufactured from a number
of sources including:
Because there are so many materials that you
can mix to make black oil paints, an oil paint artist cannot
think that an oil paint black is black but that each oil paint
black is different and each one mixes with white oil paint or
other oil paint colors to make unique colors. The viscosity and
drying rate of each of the oil paint black color is also
different due to individual makeup of each color.
How to test oil paints black?
Oil paint artists need to test each oil
paint black color so that they can place the color into their
own category of warm or cool or strong or weak color as well as
hiding power. Hiding power is the ability of the oil paint
color to cover other colors when painted over them in a thin
coat. To test the oil paints black color, do the following.
Repeat the same test for oil paints black
colors with Lemon Yellow instead of Cadmium Yellow Light.
Record the results.
Then use the oil paint color Titanium White.
You will notice the subtle differences in the oil paints blacks
What oil paint blacks are available?
It is important to test each oil paint black
before using it because an oil paint artist needs to select the
right oil paint color for the right task. Most oil paint
manufactures offer only: