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How to make payne's grey acrylic paint

Payne's grey is a popular grey in watercolour painting but in an acrylic painting it's slightly purple tone can be just the thing for use in underpainting or to deepen shadowy areas.

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Place a splodge of Ultramarine paint on your palette and cautiously add Burnt Sienna until you get a warm grey. Add Zinc White to lighten the paint without substantially changing it's tone.

  • Ultramarine acrylic paint
  • Burnt Sienna acrylic paint
  • Zinc White acrylic paint
  • Acrylic Retarder (optional)
  • Palette knife
  • Palette or sheet of glass