I use 2 yellows (cadmium light and medium), several green (bright aqua green,yellowish green,..)+light blue violet ,light blue permanent, etc..I often start with oil for the background, very thin ,bright and light.When dry, i apply acrylic ,thin layers ,plenty of water.Use many layers of each colour, ,sometimes let it dry, or sometimes mix it on the canvas. Hope this will help
i mostly painted with oil for many years, i started using acrylic only lately ,so you may be right about the'breaking down" but so far no problem at all.Make sure the oil base is very thin(lots of liquid medium) and very dry before applying anything else above it. Have fun
Really? You use acrylic on oil? Dang. I was taught that the oils in oil paints break down the acrylic after time. I mean I really do love it. I'm not criticizing. Just curious, you know. And thanks. That helps a lot!