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Don Eddy was an airbrush artist who used the colors pthalocyanine green, burnt sienna and dioxazine purple so not quit cmyk but he did restrict the colors he used.
I started thinking about night sky and pulled out a tube of dioxazine purple that's been sitting in my drawer forever and I began doing thin washes of purple and working back into it with orange and blue and purple watercolor pencils, wetting them down, glazing them over, and doing it again.
When I got into it today, the painting used an amazingly small pallet - dioxazine purple, cadmium yellow medium, just a touch of burnt umber for darker shadows than result from mixed yellow and purple alone, and a few dabs of cadmium orange and green for the stems.
But, fortunately, I found an old sweatshirt that was exactly the color of dioxazine purple right from the tube.
It's a fairly simple palette; the colors seem to be cadmium red, perylene maroon, permanent alizarin, dioxazine violet, ultramarine blue, phthalocyanine green, and quinacridone gold.
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