A color combination suggested by Rick Daddario:
I’m not sure if Rick meant the Winsor Green Yellow Shade or the Winsor Green Blue Shade. Most likely it was the Blue Shade. When I dug through my paints I found both. The Blue Shade was hard as a rock so I opted for the Yellow Shade.
Red and Green are not my favorite combination. I find them too close in value at full strength. I also find them a bit nauseating when seen next to one another. However, I am always willing to give them another try. After making the chart above, I made another chart including ultramarine blue …
The above exercises are the result of a recent blog dialogue discussing mixing darks rather than using black from the tube.
The Winsor Red and Winsor Green were still on my palette the next morning when I did a quick watercolor sketch of the Bittersweet bush outside the window in the gray light of a misty morning. I have to admit that I liked mixing the two for my darker, warm greens behind the cool-colored leaves.