NEW COLOUR: Phthalo Turquoise

Turquoise, Turquoise Acrylic Paint, Acrylic Paint, Blue-Green, Phthalo Turquoise, Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green, Ultramarine Blue, Zinc White

Introducing our new colour, Phthalo Turquoise. Our blend consists of Phthalo Blue and Phthalo Green pigments, plus a small addition of Zinc White.  Phthalo Turquoise has high tint strength and a translucent, emerald like blue-green undertone.  In combination with Raw Titanium, Titanium White, or Zinc White, Phthalo Turquoise will produce an array of aquamarine blends.

As with all of our new pigments and blends, we are excited to show off how Phthalo Turquoise behaves when mixed with other colours.  Check out some of our favourite results below:

 Phthalo Turquoise, Turquoise, Blue-Green, Burnt Sienna, Dioxazine Violet, Arylide Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Titanium White, Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green

  1. Phthalo Turquoise with Arylide Yellow
  2. Phthalo Turquoise with Nickel Azo Yellow
  3. Phthalo Turquoise with Burnt Sienna
  4. Phthalo Turquoise with Cadmium Light Yellow and Titanium White
  5. Phthalo Turquoise with Cadmium Orange
  6. Phthalo Turquoise with Nickel Azo Yellow
  7. Phthalo Turquoise with Dioxazine Violet
  8. Phthalo Turquoise with Benzi Burnt Orange
Click here to see more on colour and pigment information on our product line.

NEW COLOUR: Cobalt Teal

Cobalt Teal is so undeniably beautiful! And it is now available in store and online.

This is genuine Cobalt Teal- an inorganic, synthetic, mixed metal oxide formed by the calcination of cobalt oxide and aluminum oxide. It is one of the most precious, and therefore expensive pigments available to artists. It is often imitated by mixing less expensive pigments (such as ultramarine, however never successfully as an exact match of the genuine hue as it has especially unique characteristics). It was first discovered by Thenard in France in 1802, and introduced as an artist’s colour in the 1820s.

Cobalt Teal has a greenish-blue hue and is an extremely opaque pigment with a very light mass tone (one of the lightest for blue pigments without the addition of white). Its opacity and light value give it a unique glowing mass tone, similar to the dayglow type effect of cadmium orange. It has average tinting strength similar to its relatives, cobalt blue pure and cerulean blue. Cobalt Teal has excellent lightfastness and weather fastness, making it suitable for outdoor applications.


NEW The Classics Group Set

Explorations of Green and Blue (Turquoise)

Here is how to make Turquoise:

Turquoise, in painting terms, is the infinite relationship between green and blue. It is defined as a greenish-blue or a sky blue colour. Given the vast spectrum of green and blue pigments that are available to us as artists, the exploration of mixing them in combinations is endless. We have provided samples below of blending turquoise as a wash (paint diluted with water) and with Titanium White.


Turquoise Washes:

1.  Cobalt Blue with Phthalo Green
2.  Cerulean Blue with Phthalo Green
3.  Sap Green with Phthalo Blue
4.  Cerulean Blue with Raw Titanium and Phthalo Green
5.  Benzi Burnt Orange with Phthalo Blue and Phthalo Green
6.  Phthalo Green and Phthalo Blue
7.  Cobalt Blue with Raw Titanium and Phthalo Green
8.  Ultramarine Blue with Phthalo Green
9.  Alizarin Crimson Hue with Phthalo Green
10.  Cobalt Blue with Phthalo Blue and Phthalo Green
11.  Cobalt Blue with Phthalo Green
12.  Phthalo Blue with Phthalo Green


Turquoise Blends with Titanium White: 

1.  Cobalt Blue and Phthalo Green with Titanium White
2.  Alizarin Crimson Hue and Phthalo Green with Titanium White
3.  Benzi Burnt Orange and Phthalo Green with Titanium White
4.  Phthalo Green and Phthalo blue with Titanium White
5.  Cobalt Blue and Phthalo Green with Titanium White
6.  Cerulean Blue and Phthalo Green with Titanium White
7.  Cobalt Blue and Phthalo Green with Titanium White
8.  Phthalo Blue and Phthalo Green with Titanium White

NEW basic black and white set

titanium white ~ zinc white ~ raw titanium ~ mars black ~ carbon black ~ bone black


available in 60ml, 150ml and 250ml tubes
For more information about these pigments, check out our article about choosing black and white pigments.

How to mix Pink

I am often asked about Pink. Each red produces brighter, duller, warmer or cooler pinks depending on how they are used. 

Mixing pink with acrylic paint

For example, "hot" pinks are best achieved by using glazing techniques with translucent, bluish reds like Quinacridone Red or Magenta lightened with translucent Zinc White over a white background. Duller, peachy pinks can be achieved by adding Titanium White to warmer, orange-shade reds like Naphthol Light Red. Cadmium Reds produce earthier, desaturated pinks when lightened with white, or diluted in a glaze over a white background. Cadmium Medium Red produces a pink that is orangier, and Cadmium Dark Red produces a pink that is slightly bluer.