Home » Articles » Blog » How to Match Any Color with Oil Paint How to Match Any Color with Oil Paint September 1, 2019 Skye Waelchi 100 Articles, Blog Tags: alla prima, and, Artist, brushwork, carder method, color mixing, color paint, color painting, color theory, color wheel, fine art, geneva, geneva fine art, geneva fine art supplies, geneva paint, how to paint, learn to paint, limited palette, mark carder, mix color, mix paint, mix pigment, mixing color, mixing paint, mixing pigment, oil paint, oil painting techniques, Paint, painting, painting demo, paintings, pigment, realism, sargent, the, you Previous: History’s deadliest colors – J. V. Maranto Next: Illustrator tutorial: Different ways to scale (or not scale) brushstrokes | lynda.com Related posts How to Paint a Wall and Get Straight Lines — by Home Repair Tutor Hi DIY nation! It’s Jeff with Home Repair Tutor, and today I’m going to talk to you about how to paint a wall and to… Cosplay Painting Tutorial Valkyrie Helm – Creating a Color Shifting Effect Hi I’m Emily from GO BIG OR GO HOME Cosplay today I’m here with Plaid Cosplay. Making this very elegant and pretty Valkyrie helm. I… About The Author Skye Waelchi 100 Comments Katrina Thwaites says: June 2, 2019 at 9:30 pm What does getting the value mean I understand the colours more red colour more yellow but value ? Reply MrBMBuilder says: June 5, 2019 at 7:07 am Really enjoyed watching/listening to this………………………Thankyou 🙂 Reply christina potter says: June 5, 2019 at 9:04 am You can’t take the red out of that to make green. What a color blind old fart Reply christina potter says: June 5, 2019 at 9:09 am Sorry I’m not into painting barns and muddy streams Reply christina potter says: June 5, 2019 at 9:14 am Grey is NOT BLUE!!! Bullshit!!! Fucker Reply Amanda Lynn says: June 7, 2019 at 2:46 am my mind was really blown when he put that yellow in the blue. Reply Rodolfo Gonzalez says: June 9, 2019 at 3:46 am maestro graciaspor sus bellas obras Reply dorene adams says: June 11, 2019 at 4:10 am Thank you for such a wonderful tutorial! You are a great teacher. Reply Планета Аниме says: June 11, 2019 at 9:58 am Кто русский и кто пришёл с видео юры решает? (●・ч・)?？ Reply Benjamin Austnes Narum says: June 12, 2019 at 12:05 pm “The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.” – Orson Welles There is a problem with modern art, and that is the paradox of choice; there are simply too many options! To me, it is most prevalent in digital art, where you have million-and-one ways to do a simple action. Take portrait painting, for example, where you can have hyper-specific brushes for painting eyelashes, hair, pores, irises, or wrinkles, to name a few. In modern film, it is much the same. Compare the cuts in film-director Akira Kurosawa's action scenes, with modern-day cuts in most action scenes, and you may notice how arduous it can be to actually see and appreciate details; contemporary scenes may be blurred, cluttered, chaotic, or convoluted. It is complex for the sake of complexity, simply because they can. In return, the effort behind it is difficult, if at all possible, to admire. So, I really appreciate your work, Draw Mix Paint. You show us that much can be achieved by using little, and that is, in my own opinion, something many artists today fail to grasp. When every action has meaning, the work is consistent. Reply MsLark says: June 13, 2019 at 5:14 am Thank you… this helps me to understand the logic of mixing. My colors have been so muddy…extremely helpful to boost color with some impact. Reply Ayoub says: June 18, 2019 at 6:58 am Now i understand why digital painting is some kind of cheating lol Reply mark laweryson says: June 21, 2019 at 3:50 am @6:05 "…orangie" lol Reply W to the addles says: June 23, 2019 at 5:28 pm this man has blue beard Reply Jay Gan says: June 24, 2019 at 11:49 pm You could have explained this alot easier and alot quicker you'd have way more views Reply Joana Helen says: June 25, 2019 at 6:52 am this is one of the most entertaining videos i’ve ever watched and i don’t even paint Reply Spiritisalive1 says: June 26, 2019 at 2:04 am I'm new to painting, thank you, this helps.👍👍👍 Reply Darla McFarland says: June 28, 2019 at 8:21 am I would start with the color first, then work on the value. Adding paint to change the colors frequently changes the value.I would save effort by doing the value last. Reply Ava Parker says: June 29, 2019 at 2:40 pm This video is godsend, thankyou for sharing Reply Nour ibrahim says: June 30, 2019 at 9:20 pm THIS IS THE BEST VIDEO ON YOUTUBE!!!!! THANK YOU Reply James Pickering says: July 1, 2019 at 12:06 am Why are there thumbs downs in this? Were they looking for cat videos? Excellent lesson! Thank you. Reply Dana Elqhtani says: July 2, 2019 at 7:14 am Thank you very much for your translation into Arabic😩❤️❤️❤️❤️ Reply Bonnie Creevy says: July 2, 2019 at 8:57 pm Mind blown! Reply Alex M says: July 3, 2019 at 2:07 am Very helpful!! Thank you!!! Reply Nirdesha's Art says: July 3, 2019 at 3:38 pm Why isn't green here? Isn't it a basic color used for color mixing? Reply Bandit says: July 4, 2019 at 5:36 am Whys YouTube recommending all this stupid shit on the homepage fuck youtube fuck google too Reply Ant Hargy says: July 4, 2019 at 2:09 pm brilliant Reply Ambria Borelis says: July 4, 2019 at 6:49 pm getting some real bob ross energy here Reply Max Borgmann says: July 5, 2019 at 8:11 pm Extremely helpful! Thanks for the awesome tutorial 🎨🖌️ Reply Az -Az Studio says: July 10, 2019 at 12:33 am subscribe i am artist too ) Reply Michael Schofield says: July 13, 2019 at 11:45 pm Where do these guys come from??…Trying to lighten purple with yellow?? All that does is "gray" the colour by adding it's complimentary colour ( the other primary) the only way to lighten the colour or lighten the value is to add white not another colour. And Brown is not a primary colour it's a tertiary colour it's all three primary colours mixed together. So adding it to the other primaries will just muddy all the other colours…This stuff is really easy when it's taught by someone that knows what they are talking about, not this guy. Reply Dominik Molnár says: July 14, 2019 at 11:19 pm 17:10 tell me that the yellow doesnt look like a little duck and i will hate you forever Reply Falador321 says: July 16, 2019 at 5:38 am IM STILL GONNA GET THERE Reply ShawN shawN says: July 17, 2019 at 9:51 pm really great exercise. I mix a lot, but this is really great info even then. Reply Lissa S says: July 19, 2019 at 4:16 pm Thank you so much for this! So many tutorials on color theory and mixing and I’ve never had a good understanding of it all until now. Once an artist reaches the point where it becomes instinctual, they tend not to articulate the process in a way that’s understandable to a beginner Reply pyronac1 says: July 19, 2019 at 5:56 pm best and most informative video on color mixing. Reply Yogesh Gond says: July 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm your color mixing videos are by fast the best video i have ever seen Reply Robert Ray says: July 21, 2019 at 12:06 pm WOW! What a great video! Some people can teach and some people can't. This gentleman is a really good instructor. Watch this video! Subscribe! Help him out for helping us out. You won't regret it. Reply Michelle w. says: July 21, 2019 at 9:35 pm Just great explanation! Your a master as a mentor! Reply Really Though says: July 21, 2019 at 9:45 pm To those who don’t believe cancel culture is a thing just watch this man canceling colors left and right! Reply Stanisław Lem says: July 22, 2019 at 7:10 am oh man i loved this video you are great Reply Hermione 10Gaming says: July 26, 2019 at 2:40 am I don't know if it's just my vision being bad but at about 12:40 I legit can't tell a difference 😂 I'd just say it's close enough and paint Reply VideoNOLA says: July 28, 2019 at 2:13 am Action starts at 3:17 … You're welcome. Reply Jessica Falstein says: July 28, 2019 at 5:07 am excellent, thanks so much. Reply F E says: July 28, 2019 at 5:54 am Fantastic video! Reply Jude Dude says: July 28, 2019 at 7:02 am I could actually cry. All the frustrations of mine with painting have just been lifted. Thank you for making this ❤️ Reply Physixtential says: July 28, 2019 at 11:54 am This video is instantly a lie the second he says any color. There is a great reason why there are colors that are more expensive than others. There are tons of colors you cant make with others. After watching he even mentions this after you've watched… Don't tell lies… it was completely unnecessary and makes you look so bad. Reply Jessica Falstein says: July 29, 2019 at 5:44 am what painting medium do you use for this video? thanks in advance. terrific lesson. Reply Jinny Johnson says: July 29, 2019 at 4:04 pm Thank you so much for your help. It really was excellent instruction and I am very grateful! Reply Alex Lerouge says: July 31, 2019 at 12:16 am Any other artists here coming up with strategies to try to get to the color before he does or in one go? Reply Mattie1528 says: July 31, 2019 at 6:25 am Should have tried to match the table Reply fcuking Sg Invain says: July 31, 2019 at 12:29 pm THE FUNNIEST IS WHITE KOLOR WAHAAHAAA SINGAPOOR & DODO LOVE IT Reply jennys bible says: August 1, 2019 at 3:54 pm wow amazing Reply lisa corimbi says: August 1, 2019 at 9:13 pm i have an instict about colours, if i see a shade of something i know what is in there. why? i don't know. i even think that women still have this kind of instinct, more than men. same thing with perfume. Reply Jeanne Breit says: August 2, 2019 at 1:22 am Do you teach in person? Reply im sal says: August 2, 2019 at 2:00 am ITS ALL ABOUT THE V A L U E Reply Julian Cunliffe says: August 3, 2019 at 3:05 am Why make it that difficult.. use the munsell wheel. Reply ALL CAPS says: August 4, 2019 at 7:54 am Imagine being color blind and this guy trying to explain how to mix colors hahahahha Reply Leda G. Lima says: August 4, 2019 at 6:51 pm I love the simplicity, calmness and technicall way to explain color mixing. Everything just made so much sense in my brain! I feel like now I can mix any color myself, thanks!!! Reply Fritz Conroy says: August 5, 2019 at 5:15 am So much repeating haha Reply L3D - 3D maker says: August 6, 2019 at 2:37 am wow that's incredible, i would have never thought about that, I'll have to paint something now just to try! Reply GuinnessandPizza says: August 6, 2019 at 3:35 am What I learned from watching this video: if you run out of the color you're using screw it and mix a new color and paint over it or you're going to be mixing a pile of paint until the end of time. Reply Colonel Walter E. says: August 7, 2019 at 5:57 am ORRRR just use the eyedropper tool Reply Jimmy A says: August 7, 2019 at 1:17 pm no SOUND? Reply JustinJFain says: August 8, 2019 at 3:17 am Okay, I know this is well-intentioned, but I think it adds more complexity than is necessary. Let't take the gray as an example. If you are adding yellow and red to a bluish base, you are essentially just adding burnt umber + white. Among other things in this video, I think you are really making this way more complicated than it needs to be. The gray was especially frustrating because that appears to be a tint of Payne's Gray (umber [actually the warmer sienna] + cobalt [or ultramarine to offset the sienna]) with maybe a touch of extra blue. Teaching people to mix superfluous colors in an attempt to match is only going to lead to huge mounds of colors that dry to inconsistent hues. There is definitely a systematic way to mix colors, but this is not it. Reply Annihilist says: August 8, 2019 at 5:16 am This guy manages to make art more boring than math. Reply The Gamegineers says: August 8, 2019 at 5:31 am Why is it that whenever there's a show that involves painting the walls of the room is always black Reply Hector Pacheco says: August 8, 2019 at 9:13 am needs a little blue to get the color perfectly matching Him: I’m gonna just go in and mop up a whole glob of this shit and throw it off again Reply Ben Ellison says: August 8, 2019 at 11:48 am watch at 2x speed Reply Reach 3D Printers says: August 9, 2019 at 12:15 am Why do people still rely on Red Blue Yellow??? Its time for art to evolve and recognize Magenta and Cyan as the building blocks they are and discontinue the Red Blue lie we've all been living for so long.Generally speaking, this video has great information. Reply Uranos 96 says: August 9, 2019 at 1:48 am i focus on the value .. at the end so..the value is a bit off… Reply Capricosm says: August 9, 2019 at 10:00 pm He is cheating by using brown & black paint . He should only be using white plus the primary colours red, yellow & blue . Reply Heather Kiser says: August 10, 2019 at 6:05 pm Thank you to Youtube recommendations lol And to your instruction! I get it! I finally comprehend. Reply Matt Buschardt says: August 10, 2019 at 9:17 pm Excellent introduction to a beginner like myself. Thank you! Reply Jon says: August 12, 2019 at 12:58 pm “We’re only interested in the value not the color, so let’s just adjust the color.” Reply YAHUSHA KING says: August 13, 2019 at 4:44 pm Wow.one of the best teachers ever.superb teaching. Reply Alexandra Defreitas says: August 15, 2019 at 8:07 am I also found it extremely helpful when mixing paint (not specifically oil paint necessarily) to start with white and add a tiny bit of colour at a time. It's a LOT easier to make a colour too dark and a lot harder to get it to lighten up. I guess maybe with oil paints the white is very strong because you try to mix like that with acrylic and you'll be adding white for the next ten minutes 😂 I enjoyed watching this though, even though things like this are very intuitive for me, I can imagine it probably blows the minds of many people watching haha Reply Anouk Plouffe says: August 15, 2019 at 12:33 pm This lesson is really useful, but why do when you get close to it, you MESS IT UP? I’m sorry. It’s just a pet peeve of mine because i’m too perfectionist. And I know it intentionally but still… 😬 Reply Suy says: August 16, 2019 at 12:29 pm Great! Reply Teemo says: August 16, 2019 at 3:10 pm bob ross likes to know your location Reply Angela Carter says: August 17, 2019 at 12:00 am The best explanation of color mixing I've ever seen! Reply Wanson Silva says: August 17, 2019 at 5:23 am For beginners, I think it is better to have a set of colors. I think mixing colors to match another color would end up wasting lots of paint. Is it right? Reply sol rayz says: August 17, 2019 at 5:55 am 15:32 <giggle> a gray shaft and a pair of blue balls? Huh? What? Oh… this is the advanced color class… not for people with junior high school minds? oops ! Sorry! Thanks for a Great video… even for us childish ones ! Reply حيات الحيات الحيات says: August 17, 2019 at 8:37 am 👍💜🙋♀️ Reply Tsetsi says: August 17, 2019 at 10:31 pm I wonder if Van Gogh knew how to do this…? Reply 1776 letfreedomring says: August 19, 2019 at 12:24 am Thank you sir. Added to save. Reply Heath Kitchen says: August 20, 2019 at 7:25 pm Dude is so good he almost nailed it the first time while trying to do bad intentionally. Reply László Szabados says: August 21, 2019 at 11:22 am this dude is a moron Reply Laurie Schena says: August 22, 2019 at 4:33 am Doesn’t this really matter on which manufacturer has the purest primaries? My Cad Yellow for example is very warm orangey yellow than yours here. Also, Ultramarine blue mixed with cad red makes yucky brown. What to do when we don’t own Geneva paint but other popular artist oils?? Which is the best pure primaries to use? Reply Eva says: August 22, 2019 at 10:35 am Loved this video – I am just learning to mix colours and this helped a lot. Also love that you have Arabic subtitles! Reply The Southern Lady says: August 23, 2019 at 2:57 am Wow. Brilliant. Reply Pablo Maximiliano says: August 23, 2019 at 9:07 pm Excelente explicación.Silvia. Brasil Reply Vand Lett says: August 24, 2019 at 9:00 pm Amazing lesson. Thank you so much! Reply Frank Lord says: August 26, 2019 at 3:05 am Thanks! Reply Sigurd Braathen says: August 26, 2019 at 3:11 pm I see red and blue. What about cyan and magenta? Reply Patrick Keller says: August 27, 2019 at 1:09 pm Very good explanation, but you are overcomplicating things, by using "base" colors that are already mixed. The true pure bases are yellow, cyan and magenta. Reply Demitri Demirel says: August 28, 2019 at 7:05 am No you can't match any colour with this setup and technique. Notice how it only shows how to match muffled out premixed colours and not for example a vibrant green freshly plucked spring leaf. Reply Joan Dahlbeck says: August 28, 2019 at 12:54 pm You have made something that seems so hard for instructors to teach, teachable. The very easy way about you really seems to put it in a slow easy way to see and understand finally what I need to learn. I so appreciate you. Thank you. You have a forever student. Reply Ham. R. says: August 31, 2019 at 5:41 pm Great tutorial 🙏👏 Reply Thomas Hendricks says: August 31, 2019 at 9:38 pm I have always been an average painter, I really do enjoy doing it. However I've always had the toughest time in matching colors. I've taken a few lessons over the years but no one ever explained color theory as easily to understand as you have. Thank you so much, I really look forward to incorporating this into my painting. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.