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Artist Jessie Rasche helps us mix up some nice fur colors.
Jessie and I had a great time putting this video together. Of course, she did all the work, but I got to watch 🙂 .
She chose samples from the Sherwin Williams brand at our local Lowes, to create a nice range of dark and light, cool and warm grays and browns. We could use these colors for a lot of animals – wolves, rabbits, deer, and even a moose.
By the way, there are articles all over the internet that say that the sample colors you buy at the paint store are “not real paint.”
So I called Lowes and asked them if that’s true. And no, it’s not.
The nice lady at Lowes said she uses exactly the same base and pigments to mix the sample sizes as she does to mix up the quarts and gallons. It’s exactly the same paint. Is that true for every brand or every paint store? We don’t know, so be sure to ask when you’re buying your samples.
The Sherwin Williams colors Jessie used for her fur colors:
Sweet Cardamom (the orange-brown color)
Tuxedo (the dark inky color)
Newport Gray (very dark teal)
Dusky Morn (the lightest color, a warm light gray)
Jessie will have a short video available soon that will help us choose our own colors and mix them correctly. I’ll put a link to that video here as soon as it’s done. In the meantime, check out these videos from her YouTube channel:
- In this video she shows us how she painted a goose
- And here’s a video to help us improve our visual memory.
Have you used latex paint for any of your paper mache projects?
If you have, we’d love to know what you thought of using and mixing the latex paint. Would you use it again? Do you have any tips for us? Let us know in the comments below. 🙂