The simplest way to obtain this is to mix medium chrome green with about thirty times the quantity of white lead, but other greens may be employed with the addition of a little Prussian blue when necessary. Or a little orange chrome yellow may be added to the medium chrome green and white lead. A very good shade can be produced by mixing one part of white with four of yellow and nine of green.
Mix one part of chrome yellow with seven of black and two of emerald green.
Equal proportions of deep chrome green and cobalt, or three parts of chrome green and one of Prussian blue, added to white lead in the proportion of about four times the quantity of lead to the mixture of green and blue, will give a tint which is sometimes called blue green.
Mix together five parts of medium chrome green and one part of blue black. A similar color may be obtained by adding Prussian blue and blue black and lemon chrome. Another shade is made by using four parts of black and one of green.
The usual method is to mix black with deep chrome yellow, but indigo may be used instead if desired. A much brighter color is obtained from a mixture of medium chrome yellow, Prussian blue and burnt sienna. Or the following recipe may be used: Medium chrome green five parts, blue black one part, burnt umber one part. A light bronze color may be obtained by adding more green or by using light instead of medium green. Other shades of bronze green may be got by adding a little lamp black to dark chrome green, or by taking medium chrome green and adding lamp black and a little raw umber.
This color is sold in three shades. It may be imitated by a mixture of Prussian blue and chrome yellow, but chrome green, toned down with black, is sometimes used.
This is a light yellowish green color. Mix four of chrome yellow and five of chrome green lightening up with white.
This color can be bought ready made. To produce it by admixture, add Prussian blue to lemon chrome yellow in the proportion of about one part of blue to eight parts of yellow.
Tint white lead with medium chrome yellow, emerald green and a touch of Prussian blue.
Add two parts of raw umber and one part of lemon chrome yellow to white lead. Give the green tone to it by means of a little Prussian blue.
A dark green, obtained by adding a little emerald green to black.
This beautiful, bright green cannot be successfully imitated. It must not be mixed with ultramarine. The pigment is a great favorite with some painters, while others never use it. In this country the pigment is known as Paris green, but it is not used to any extent by painters, although it is used as an insecticide. In the absence of the real thing, a more or less presentable imitation may be obtained by mixing eight parts of white lead and one part of medium chrome green, or a light shade of chrome green may be used without lead. Emerald green, although so bright, has very little body, but it is very useful for glazing. A thin finishing coat is given over a good green ground to brighten it.