In the Black
I use a limited palette which doesn't include black. I make my own for several reasons. One, I can control the temperature of my black. From the photo, you can see the the cooler black/greys on the left with the warm version on the right. I also find that tube black can be such a dead color & my blacks have life to them. My standard mixture is 2 parts Ultramarine to 1 part Burnt Sienna (this will vary with the brand that you use). This is also the base for my green (mother color) mixture which will be my next art tip. I make just about every green that I need from this main color. Hard to believe but greens are never an issue for me.
If you struggle with mixing believable & harmonious greens be sure to catch next Tuesday's post. Happy weekend.