Tuesday, 25 August 2015

3 - Mixing with Buff Titanium

Here is part 3 of my series on mixing with my Ultimate Mixing Palette colours, this time with Daniel Smith Buff Titanium. The granulating nature of this ecru colour adds a wonderful dimension to a number of watercolour mixes and creates pastel colours otherwise not possible. I especially like it for skin tones, and for the lovely sandy beach and sandstone rock effects it creates with Goethite.
All the possible mixes with buff titanium and my other 14 ultimate mixing colours are painted out in my book and eBook, but this gives a nice summary look :-)

Daniel Smith Buff Titanium mixed with other Ultimate Mixing Palette colours. Moleskine watercolour sketchbook A5.


  1. Thank you for sharing your mixing techniques. I love to see the possibilities.

  2. I'm loving these mixing patterns, Jane. They're invaluable. Even more so, thank you for introducing me to Buff Titanium. I added it to my palette a month or so ago and, frankly, was dubious of its usefulness. I don't think I've used it raw at all but as a mix color, it's wonderful.

    1. I use it alone for some light marble textures but more often I mix it to create sandstone or other textures. It's terrific for Urban sketching but also perfect for flowers such as Proteas. For mushrooms you only need buff Titanium and Raw Umber :-)

    2. Hmmm...thanks, Jane. That opens my brain to other uses for the color. Very useful, indeed.

  3. Many London buildings are made with Portland Stone BT seems to work perfectly. Also for the chateaux in the Loire Valley