Yellow is one of the primary colors and one of the most useful, as it

enters into the coloring of almost every picture. Transparent yellow is

very brilliant, and can be used with any other color. Yellow and red

make orange, yellow and blue make bright green, yellow and black a dull

green. In landscapes, yellow is used in the middle distance with blue

and rose and magenta. In the foreground it is used with blue and black

for green, and is especially adapted for brilliant touches of foliage,

grasses, and light places in the ground. In portraits a very little can

be used in the reflected lights on the faces, and, when mixed with

brown, for light shades of hair and eyebrows; for light dresses, used

weak, it makes a very nice cream color. It can also be used very weak

for laces, the strong lights being afterwards touched up with Chinese

white, but not when the picture is to be mounted on glass. This color

will ordinarily work nicely and give good results wherever its use

seems appropriate, but care must always be exercised not to use it too


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