Tinting for Opacity
It is important for the Sunset Orange background to peek through the blue and violet. Maintaining that initial layer creates depth and color continuity. I used diluted titanium white to tint the Manganese blue hue and my pre-mixed violet. To tone them down I use a small amount of Sunset Orange to the mix.
The “brown” throughout the piece is actually a very toned down or “muted” warm violet. To make this color I used my pre-mixed warm red and Manganese blue hue (another favorite of mine).