|'A Little Slice of Heaven' 4x11 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
purchase painting on Etsy $75
A reader asked: "Can you recommend source for the light peach colours you use? Looked at portrait sets. Other sets seem to have dark yellows or oranges, not that lovely light peach colour."
There is a certain color family that I like to use for the glow of the setting sun. It really isn't one particular color or brand even.
Since I don't write down color names or numbers it is always a gamble and often a surprise when it is time to replace a well used color. My goal is to find a color and value to match as closely as I can. I do have several brands that I like to choose from.
I browse through color charts online and order my selections open stock. I may not always get the exact color but I get something close and it keeps my palette fresh. Here are a few of my favorite brands along with the color ranges I select from for the sunset glow. Click on the links to see more about each brand.
|Unison pastels Red 1-18 www.unisoncolour.com|
|Unison pastels Orange 1-18 www.unisoncolour.com|
|Terry Ludwig Vibrants www.terryludwig.com|
|Great American Artworks www.greatpastels.com|
|Schminke pastels www.schmincke.de|
Do you have a favorite peachy color? I'd love for you to share in the comments!