Let’s Paint & Chat! LIVE Color Wheel Secrets | Pears Palette Knife Art Technique Oil Painting

Let’s Paint & Chat! LIVE Color Wheel Secrets | Pears Palette Knife Art Technique Oil Painting

Hi Art Family it’s Dena Tollefson and welcome to my studio I am so glad to
have you here with me today it’s gonna be a great one so this is gonna be today
is today’s topic is going to be all about color mixing using a color wheel
and I’m gonna be sharing with you some color wheel secrets so let me get my
phone plugged in get that cord out of the way here there we go
well if you are new to my channel I welcome you and if you’ve come back from
before welcome back and I’m so hoping that you will join in on the chat and if
you’re watching later in the upload I hope that you’ll write me a comment
because I love hearing from you so I have this little pear painting
that I began earlier and in today’s video we’ll be finishing this off and
I’m going to talk about how I use the color wheel to help determine what what
colors are placed where on the painting so this is just a little 5 by 7 it’s on
a stretched cotton canvas that’s just a little Blick canvas panel and what I’ve
done is I painted an under painting and now I’m adding my signature Daubism
texture on top so the techniques that we talked about today are applicable whether
you are painting in acrylic or oil or watercolor if you’re using colored
pencils gouache whatever it is that you’re painting with these principles
will hold true so let’s talk a little bit about the colors that we’ll use
today and the different the different things and what I’ll be doing is I’ll
periodically also be checking with the chat and checking in on you guys and
seeing how you’re doing love to hear from you any comments that you might
have so the colors that I’m using today are from these are Winsor and Newton
Artisan I like the water mixable colors that way you don’t need any you don’t
have fumes you don’t need it just smells like regular oil paint but you don’t
have to use like those real smelly Oh what is that stuff called turpentine
that kind of thing you don’t need any of that and I’ve also got a Cobra brand I
like this one a lot Cobra has more oil in it it
seems than the Artisan but I like both there’s a little bit too much oil I
just take a paper towel here you can see I was actually did that here I had a
little extra oil and just put the let it soak through in a paper towel so I’ve
got some of these colors already laid out on the palette that we’ll be working
with today so we have purple we have this purple is diaxozine purple and
alizarin permanent alizarin crimson and then this orange is cad orange hue
and the difference between a hue and the actual color if you sometimes might see
that something is a hue what a hue means is that means it is not the actual
pigment so cadmium for example is very toxic and so I like to use the hue
version of it because it’s actually safer so and actually you know what let
me just pop in and check the chat and see if anyone has joined us yet oh we do
have people here wonderful hey Painting Stoof Steph hello and
Madonna my sister Madonna great to see you guys fantastic
all right so these other colors let’s go through the other colors this yellow is
permanent yellow light from Cobra it’s Royal Talens Cobra and then this kind of
wonderful turquoise color is a favorite of mine this is turquoise blue from
Cobra so what I want to do first is if you don’t already own a color wheel I
encourage you to get one um if you’re like me you’re working on a painting or
drawing something like that and you’re searching for just the right color
sometimes it’s hard because if you look at the okay like you think oh I’ve got
you know these colors to work with if you mix your own colors you can come up
with almost infinite amount of variations and nuances so it’s super
handy to know and what we’ll do next is let me talk with you a little bit about
in the color wheel we have hold on a sec let me I have a couple little
charts here I’ve made up so um let me find this one here okay all right if you
look here when we see how and Schaefer is here – hey Helen my mother Helen
Schaefer and if you guys haven’t already subscribed to everyone’s channel be sure
to subscribe to each other’s channel and then also put your if you have Instagram
put your Instagram handle on that as well so people can bring you okay so
there are four sophisticated neutrals that you can use in your artwork and I’m
going to share those with you today and then I’m also going to share how to make
tints tones and shades so these these sophisticated neutrals they work for all
different media and if you add white into these neutrals that I’ll be sharing
with you today you can make fantastic nuanced grays which are really
important it’s important to put grays in your work so if you do like what I do
where I have like a lot of some colorful bright things the gray colors will
moderate or tone it down a little bit so let’s talk first about tints tones and
shades and I’ll be mixing some of those up with you here today so a tint a tone
if we look on our wheel they talk about what a tint a tone and a shade is so if
I just take green which is the pure color and then if I add white to it
that’s the color plus white then I create a tint if I take the pure color
and then I add black to it I create a shade or if I take the pure color and I
add gray to it which would be black plus white then I get this wonderful
sophisticated color here it’s called a tone so you’ve got your tints your tones
and your shades so I will mix up some of those for you here right now
and let’s go ahead and get started with that let’s grab I put some colors out
here also so we can mix tints tones and shades so let’s start out with we’ve got
some black and some white and let’s just get a gray mixed up here this is some
nice thick oil paint and I’m mixing these here for you on a grey it’s called
the wave gray palette and it makes the nice neutral color that you can judge
your other colors off with alright so let’s just get this gray mixed up this
gray we will be using here today in the painting and we’ll also be using the
gray when we’re mixing up our tints tones and our shades so let’s get okay so
that’s a nice version for the gray get this all wiped off so let’s begin first
with let’s go over here and let’s start well you guys want to start with should
we start with let’s start with I’ve got blue first on the list let’s start with
blue get some of these paint tubes out of the way there we go okay so let’s
start first with blue let’s take and paint some blue just here using this is
ultramarine blue and let’s just get this painted in our circle here so this is
going to be what we’re calling the pure color and if I go a little bit under a
little bit past forgive me here if I get a little bit
past just for times sake alright so there’s our blue and actually you know
what let me write on this this is our pure
color here so there’s our blue now if we were to go in and add something because it
may be that you don’t want your painting don’t be only just this blue so what if
we go in and if we take that same blue and if we add some white to it and we
can add as little or as much white as we like and we go in and we mix up a
lighter color this is going to be called a tint so let’s go in and put that over
here let’s take a little of that blue and actually you know what I’m gonna add
a little bit more white just so we can see it a little bit more let’s get it so
we can really see the difference okay and also another thing too is if you are
on your paint ideally you want your paint to be very dark when it comes out
of the tube when it’s darker that means that it had more pigment in it okay so
here is a tint so a tint is gonna be cooler and lighter in color all right
now let’s mix up a tone so we’re gonna take some of that gray that we have and
let’s take our pure color blue mix those together and then get those on you like
when I mix colors yes you are here for me and I’m here for you mother – my
mother Helen Schaefer my father Dietrich Schaefer if you I hope that you follow
their channel on YouTube here but but they went off to Florida so they
normally live in Cedar Rapids and they went off to Florida which is their
winter home and my mother is going to be doing an unboxing here any time so you
be watching out for that okay so take a look at what happens if you if we have
blue and then we add but we have our gray and
if we add a little bit more blue I’ll just add more blue to our gray you see
we can control how blue or how gray that looks so I’ll just put some of that over
here nearby so you can see that we can make a variety of different shades if I
add a little bit more white over here to our blue you know we have complete
control over how light or how dark that is there’s part of it with the lighter
color all right so now let’s take our blue and let’s go in and oh my gosh hey
Davy great to see you I’m so glad that you’re here Davy Davy is an amazing
artist if you guys aren’t already subscribed to Davy be sure to subscribe
let’s take Davy has these like amazing detailed drawings that are done with
like a scribble technique but it’s not it the scribbling is so controlled it
just starts out like a wild scribble and then gets very controlled amazing depth
so let’s now take and add a little bit of this ivory black to our blue and
we’ll make what is called a shade so let’s go in and I just did it about
50/50 half roughly half half black and half blue but look at this wonderful
inky dark blue that we can create with with doing a adding just adding black to
our color all right so now that we’ve done these different colors I’m going to
put some of those on my painting some of the ones we just mixed so let’s get a
little bit of our blue sea so we have to mix colors that we like right I’m going
to add some of this blue the tint just adding these on with the knife and when I’m adding these colors so this
is a cooler version cooler meaning closer with white version than what was
already on the canvas I will just put these marks on here okay
now let’s put on some of the gray that we just put in will get this and it’s
what I really like about mixing up tints tones and shades I try to include tints
tones and shades of colors in every painting that I do because for example
the tint can seem a little bit pastel-ish but the tones and the shades can
just seem dark and ominous so it’s nice look at that wonderful dark we can put
that in the stem there we go okay but these colors can be really a lot of fun
to mix up and in fact we can just add for example some of our our little
puddle of grey it’s always nice to put grays your painting to just straight
out black plus white is just a wonderful I’ll put a couple marks here gray’s are
a wonderful wonderful we’ll even put one in the pear itself I’ll get a little
gray there it is hard to overdo it on grey as long as you have some bright
colors or if that’s what’s going for if you’re going for a thing that has both
bright and grey so there we go okay so now that we have done the tint the tone
and the shade for aquamarine blue or ultramarine sorry ultramarine blue
aquamarine is a gemstone now let’s do red okay I’m going to turn this color is
that around here no here’s our red so this was our CAD red hue and oil and
again whether you’re doing acrylic water color layering colored pencil all of
these principles still I’m just gonna take a little bit let me just
stick a little bit right now on the painting of the pure color I’ll get a
little bit of I like that the the feeling that these bright colors give
they’re just joyful and I feel like with pears my pears I always think about my
pears as humans a couple that’s in love and in a loving relationship that we’d
go okay so now that we have our red oh theun speakable hey welcome theun speakable I’m well I’m glad that you’re here you guys are awesome and
also um put in here if you what if you have favorite colors that you enjoy
working with tell me your your top three put your top three colors in the chat if
you’re watching later on the upload put your top put your top three colors that
you like to do on your artwork in a comment to me I’d love to hear from you
so let me get this red just paint it on so here’s just ours our pure color get
that painted in here and now let me show you what happens when we now take and
our color wheel will tell us so when we did our blue so we just did blue this
was the tint when we add white and then a tone when we have gray and then a
black now this blue that we use you can see is a different blue than what I’m
doing look let me let me turn over to the actual blue violet so we did that
this is more of a blue this color is more of a cerulean blue and that’s more
of a phthalo blue red shade that’s kind of like this color on our wheel so our
color that we have here ultramarine blue is actually closer to this one so here
was the tint where we added white here’s a tone where we have gray and here’s a
shade where it’s black all right so now on the red here’s red so we are going to
expect here’s our red that’s actually pretty close close to actual a kind of
between a red and a red orange but we’re going to expect that when we
add white we’ll get a pink when we add gray we should get this kind of flesh
tone and when we add black we should get kind of a burnt red or a dark red
depending on how much or how little that we add so let’s give that a try and oh I
see let’s check the chat see what you guys are up to
um well thank you Davy for saying that I appreciate you Davy thank you alright
so in a loving relationship with pears yes
well theun speakable you know it’s important that when I when I’m thinking
about it I want all my love and my intent I want that all to go into the
painting and so it so I think about them as as people in a loving relationship
when I do my sunflower paintings I think of them as families a couple or a couple
with a child okay so Helen you’re saying your father are still lawn bowling and
he’ll be home shortly okay Daddy will be here soon great great great great okay
and Davy says you have a lawn oh you have got a lawn bowling club out yeah my dad
Dietrich Schaefer he’s really good at it he’s and then they have to wear all
white and when they get to a certain level then they’re expected to wear all
white like everything shoes hat all that stuff is supposed to be white for
the lawn bowling and then so three colors okay so so Steph is saying your
favorites are a phthalo green magenta and ultramarine blue and you like to mix
things blue and they look green and white oh yeah for sky that’s and Steph
does these amazing paintings of golf courses although she can paint anything
if you’ve looked at her channel she paints flowers landscapes anything but
she just did this great one of Tiger Woods a commission that she just had for
a client okay so so here’s our red now let’s go in and let’s add some white to
our red and let’s see what we will get we should get a nice light lovely pink
in this case it actually has kind of a coral
feeling it you guys agree with that doesn’t it have doesn’t this look kind
of like a beautiful coral color but if you think about if you’re painting
flowers or you are doing a portrait this could be the start of a wonderful flesh
tone if you were to also add any kind of like a yellow ochre adding some great to
it all right so now let’s add now let’s take our red and then let’s add some of
our gray to it so so the gray was just the black and the white ivory black and the titanium white I like to use this is
speaking of white when you’re picking your paint
oil paint you can pick or acrylic in this case you could you can do titanium
white which is a basic white it’s super opaque some people use a mixing white
I prefer that titanium because it’s got a it’s a more powerful color and let’s
see oh and your man is home okay well have Daddy join us and that’ll be
great but look at this one we add this gray to red look at this wonderful
neutral color that we can create I just love this color I love what happens to
red when you add either white or gray to it alright so next let’s mix up our red
with some black okay and I want to check the chat and see let’s say I see that
Madonna has something here okay Madonna says that you mix a lot together but you
like cobalt blue SAP green and raw Sienna you know Madonna raw Sienna is
not a color that I use very often I I think I should think about doing more
raw Sienna colors or paintings I I’ll say I’ve always been kind of afraid I
don’t know why I’ve always been kind of afraid of raw Sienna that
now I’m inspired my sister from my sister from Missouri likes raw Sienna
I’m gonna and coral is a great color Steph I agree but I’m gonna you know
what I’m intrigued now and I’m inspired to consider raw Sienna this is actually
kind of a raw Sienna color here that we’re creating by adding black to our
red so in our tints tones and shades when we
add any color plus black we get what’s called a shade on our color wheel so
here on our color wheel they’re saying we’re going to get colors that look like
this now again it’s gonna matter how much pigment which pigment you’re using
and how much gray or how much pink you use so here our red we made kind of a
brick red but in our gray on the color wheel they’re showing more of a fleshy
color let’s see if we can get something closer to that I’m gonna add to our gray
I’m gonna add a little bit because I’m curious to know if we can match that
color a little closer I’m gonna add to our mix that we have here our tone let
me add more red and let me add more white because I think that they don’t
have very much black in their mix let’s see if we can get a little closer to
that kind of color get this guy mixed up here okay so yeah so see if we add more white
we still aren’t getting this kind of brown color I don’t know how they’re
getting that brown but we can make it we can really make any version of it that
we like so now that we have these colors going let me pull the painting back over
and let’s add those to our couple in love over here let’s add us two let’s
start first with the tone and again these tints kindda come out like cotton
candy don’t they almost have kind of a cotton candy feel when you put yellow or
red plus white and I like I prefer actually when you have gray with it it’s
I feel like it’s a more sophisticated color look at that that’s a really great
that kind of rose color that we made it’ll put a lot of that on let’s get a
mark here and let’s put one here and I’m actually gonna put it right next to the
tint let’s put the tone right next to the tint of red and we’ll get a mark
there and maybe one here there we go and now let’s go in with our shade and and
let me check what you guys are saying here so though so you guys like the
siennas also and umm okay so Madonna says that phthalo greens and blue are awesome
too and Davy agrees with Madonna and and Steph that the colors are amazing
yeah and you like yellow you know Davy I know on your drawings
sometimes with the dragon breath I know you’ve incorporated your yellows in with
your drawings let’s get some of this wonderful dark brown color here let’s
just get this guy it’s important to have enough dark colors also in your work
when you’re creating a painting getting lights darks all the different colors
altogether it’s so it’s a lot of fun to mix the colors and
experiment get one more mark I’m gonna get one more mark right there
we go okay so yeah I love don’t you love that coral I think that’s so pretty
let’s put just maybe one more let’s just use a little bit more of the coral I
think that’s really a great color and I think we need one right here there we go
okay so now that we’ve done tints tones and shades for ultramarine blue and
cadmium red yeah a cadmium red hue it’s a
tongue-twister let now do yellow let’s get our yellow going and see what we can
create here and so oh and I see we have some more visitors here to the studio oh
my gosh Jo Legg hi good morning and good afternoon Jo it’s I guess
afternoon for you welcome and Gracie Shack hi you guys and welcome I’m so
glad that you guys are here it’s wonderful
and also I’ll say that if anybody writes a comment and if I don’t it’s not that
I’m missing you on purpose I will go back and read all of your wonderful
comments and in the chat later and afterwards in the upload so I appreciate
appreciate all the support that you guys show you guys are wonderful
oh and Crafty Leeks is here hi Crafty Leeks glad to see you guys
Crafty Leeks is out I want to say Scotland is that right
I know Wales Crafty Leeks is from Wales and good to see you so
so let’s now mix up on our color wheel let’s grab our color wheel and let’s
have it tell us what is what we’re going to get when we take yellow so here’s our
yellow this is our Cobra water mixable permanent yellow light let’s see what
happens what they’re gonna say we’re going to get if we do a tint a tone or
shade so tint is when we add white tone is when we add gray to the base color
and then shade is what happens if we add black to the pure color
so let’s do that now so here’s our yellow get this painted in this is just
a pure color you can also see look how this yellow happens to be a pretty
transparent color and what that tells me is I know that the black I’ll be adding
here this ivory black is super super potent and so I know when I add the
black we’ll have to add just a tiny whisper of black alright so and oh my
goodness look my father Dietrich Schaefer is here you’re back from lawn
bowling hey so Mother was talking about how your lawn bowling was going Daddy so
tell us how did it go and did you win did your team win and let us know so
let’s take our yellow while he’s typing and let’s add white to that and let’s
see what kind of a wonderful light color we can create all right that’s a lot of
soft pretty yellow that’s wonderful let’s go ahead and put that in here so
this is a tinge of yellow when we add just plain white and again these tints
are gonna give us kind of soft ice cream fresh colors when we add the gray then
as here is where we make some real sophisticated neutrals when we add a
gray so let’s take our yellow and let’s add a little puddle of gray to that now
it may be that because again because the black that’s in the gray is super potent
will do one version let’s do one version where we have this color here and then
let’s do another where we have just a little bit of gray so let’s take half of
that and mix that in with quite a bit of yellow and we can kind of get all
different colors here so so I’m gonna hold this up for you to see do you see
the difference between when we have just a lot of the gray and then when we add
more yellow we can make really all of these variations these wonderful
variations just by adding black plus white to make the gray let’s paint in
this one let’s paint the bottom of it with the darker color of the with the
gray and then let’s do the top one here the top part of it you can see here we
can make a really some really neat graduations of color and you had fun but
your team lost okay well you know what that is that’s that’s
okay Daddy that keeps us going forward right that was a good team then alright
and so yeah you are from Wales okay Crafty Leeks I thought you guys
were from Wales so Crafty Leeks is a mother-daughter team and they are a lot
of fun if you haven’t already subscribed to Crafty Leeks be sure to do
that okay I’m going to take that yellow and now let’s mix up so now we’ve mixed
up our our shade or sorry our tone or tint and now let’s do a shade so let’s
take yellow plus I just a tiny look at that tiny itty bitty a little bit of
black and let’s mix up I’ll say that this combination of yellow plus black I
use this all the time in my painting this particular combination because I
love this for foliage foliage if you add more black then you get this some
wonderful earthy realistic greens all the way from say look at that dark dark
green we could make and then if we just mix kind of halfway between we can get
like if you’re painting roses you’re painting trees anything like that is
wonderful naturalistic greens are just really kind of great so let’s we’ll do
the middle color one here let’s paint this color but look what can happen when you take
just your yellow and you add either gray white or black to your mix you can make
some wonderful color so now let’s add those to our painting let’s do that now
grab our little painting here so I’m gonna put in first I’ll put in just a
little kind of a couple touches of the pure color so in my in my work I try and
avoid putting too many just colors right out of the tube when I when I’m aiming
for he’s kind of a melange of all different colors I want the viewer when
they come up close to see just a whole myriad of different color experiences so
let’s take a little now of this is our tint
oops we’ll get this here so here’s our tint mix we’ll get him we’ll get a
little dollop of him going here this technique I’m doing is called Daubism so
I developed this technique back in the year 2000 and I’m a professional artist
out of Cedar Rapids Iowa and I sell my originals in art galleries and I also do
a lot of art licensing things all right so let’s get I like that white yellow
white kind of color now let’s go in and let’s put in some of our gray’s our gray
our tones so the tones where these colors right through here let’s get some
of those tones going and I’m gonna check the chat see what you guys are up to
here oh my goodness hey Diana is here hi Diana and welcome it’s good to see you wonderful and yeah the lawn bowling so
um so Daddy Davy said Davy had said that he has a
lawn bowling group that he watches that’s nearby him which is kind of neat
so let’s get this color in here all right and you guys if you haven’t
been already watching Diana’s um live streams she has some great live streams
that she does okay here’s our tint of green so this was a yellow plus gray and
we’ll get a couple marks of that here I think it’s important to put more on my
work I try and do more tones than either tints or shades okay so now that we have
done that and we’ve done our mixing I want to show you now four special paint
combinations and these special paint combinations are and they’re a lot of
fun to create so oh look we have we have a super chat
Gracie thank you so much Gracie Shack thank you I’m gonna do a special shout
out for for Gracie for the wonderful what she’s done is it’s called a super
chat and so it’s like a special shout out kind of a thing and Gracie I
appreciate you and if you haven’t been watching Gracie’s live streams Gracie is
out of England and she is a lot of fun and has these very animated and fun
stories can you guys hear it there’s like a
little sound up there Muffin is I’m in the basement right now and Muffin is
crying up there she’s wanting to come down the stairs hey Muffin come on down
well see if she comes down I hope she comes down and isn’t up there crying
crying at the top of the stairs for those of you who have met Muffin she’s
like three pounds and she has a little bit of an issue going up and down the
stairs easily but Gracie thank you so much and I really appreciate you and I
appreciate that that thing I’m just going to grab so she can go down the stairs here she
is okay there Muffin Muffin Muffins entire head is on the camera but I’ll
just set her down and she can just while we’re here okay so we’ve gone through
tints tones and shades alright and let’s talk about these sophisticated neutrals
that you can use in your artwork so whether it’s oil acrylic or watercolor
layering your colored pencil whatever it is you can use these neutrals and when
you add white to these mixes that least special mixes you’re gonna get a
fantastic gray so here’s the first one we’re going to do today purple and
orange yeah Madonna Muffin is really she’s actually a little bit she’s a
little bit needy right now because my husband Bill was home over Christmas
holiday and he was holding her so much and now she is like following me everywhere
and so when I’m upstairs in my normal studio area then she sits up in her in
her little bed up there but when I came down here to do the live stream then she
was feeling a little distressed okay so let’s get I have prepared here for you
the set of colors so these colors we’ve got our yellow from Cobra our permanent
yellow light and then we have our turquoise blue we’ve got our CAD orange
hue we have permanent alizarin crimson and we have diaxazine purple where
are you diaxazine purple oh here and we have diaxazine purple so
let’s take and let’s mix up some of the purple and the orange so this purple and
orange combination makes the most luscious shades of brown and if you add
white to that you can make a fantastic mauve so let’s let’s do that now here’s a
little purple and now let’s add some orange to that now I do not typically
buy any brown colors and I guess maybe Madonna I need to start buying some of
the raw Sienna but um but what I usually do is I usually just mix my own using
purple diaxazine purple and and CAD orange hue or the equivalent if I’m
doing it in acrylic I’ll use like a pyrrole orange and a dioxazine purple but look what
happens if we add now more orange to this we can make this color which
actually looks a lot like milk chocolate look at this kind of chocolatey color
that we can make a nice warm kind of a orange warm orange color there we go and
so let’s add some of those to our painting let’s actually make another an
even lighter version I’ll just take a little bit of this that the darker one
that we mixed and let’s grab a little bit more orange I have a really large
painting on I’m working on upstairs in the studio so I’ll after this I’ll be
taking all this paint and using that on the painting all these mixes alright so
look at that kind of wonderful burnt orange color so my mother Helen Schaefer
we used it when I was little she would get and I don’t know if you guys ever
had these they’re called burnt peanuts you’ve ever had that candy it’s uh
they’re kind of delicious looking alright and I’m gonna check the chat and
see what you guys are up to here alright so um Davy you say you do have a
bowling green to you and next to Saltwell park and
Davy is out of Davy and correct me if I’m wrong I believe that you are in
England close to Scotland is that right you’re like on the northern part I
thought that you and Eve Harvey Art are from the same town or the same area
nearby but I thought you’re in like the northern part of England all right and
then and the UK is being with lawn bowling yeah exactly
okay and Helen Schaefer says my poor baby Muffin you wish you’re in Cedar
Rapids that you can hold her yes I tell you Muffin is such a dear muffins 14
years old and she’s just wonderful all right yeah okay you are from there Mando
hey Mando man Mando Teresia from Sweden is here and her boyfriend
vient de is an amazing musician but mando does this these beautiful
portraits she works mostly in digital art so now
that we’ve mixed this wonderful colors I’m going to go ahead and put these on
our painting so let’s use this color so this was our orange plus purple and
we’ll just get these wonderful nuanced mixes here we’ll get these going on the
painting and how about a mark right there there we go and I’m going to take
some of the pure color as well and just trying to use a limited amount of the
pure colors just because they can be really potent and I want my work to be
colorful but I want it to also be kind of balanced there we go
okay now let’s also mix in let’s put in this darkest one which is almost a black
I’m going to put some of that on the stem and here over here and then let’s
get some also in the shadow area just for a play of color all right great
so the next step now is now that I’ve shown you know a favorite mix of mine
which is purple and orange and then again if you’re in the chat or you’re
watching later in the upload please give me your top three color combinations
that you like to use when you’re doing your art work what colors do you like to
use alright so now let’s do the next one so I’m gonna give you these four color
secrets so we’ve done one of them now the next one is purple plus yellow so
purple plus yellow makes a wonderful neutral color that is a lot like if you
wear like a khaki jacket or khaki pants something like that kind of just a
wonderful neutral that you know where they say that everything goes with khaki
it’s really true so on the color wheel the color will will show us for example
if we were to add like yellow plus black and it would also show us if we did
yellow plus the opposite on the wheel so so here’s our yellow and the opposite on
the color wheel of yellow is violet or purple so when I take yellow and purple
together I’m gonna get it true neutral so let me go ahead and take the yellow
and let’s see if it tells us what happens if we put our opposite color and
I thought it did let’s see yellow oh okay yeah there we
go so if I take yellow here we go so if we
take this yellow so the color that we’re using the purple that we’re using is
kind of halfway between a red violet and a violet but if we add yellow if it’s a
red violet we’ll get kind of this orangey kind of a khaki color and if we have
like a pure dark then we’ll get closer to kind of like a greenish kind of a
yellow so so let’s do that now but we can make kind of a yellow ochre kind of
a color and just for fun let me take a little yellow
ochre out of the tube whoops now you know what I just love let me get my
gloves I know my mother will tease me a little bit because I do like to wear
gloves when putting handling the paint tube because they get this little bit of
kind of gooeyness around them and let’s see here alright so um Mando thank you
for saying that I appreciate that alright so here’s a little bit of yellow
ochre just for comparison’s sake but yellow ochre is a great I tend or
I basically I tone every canvas that I have I start out with like just a white
canvas like this and then I’ll put yellow ochre over the entire surface
here’s just a little canvas that I have that’s ready to accept more paint on it
but I do that so that it creates a neutral base and the that yellow ochre
kind of peeks through on everything so now that we have the yellow ochre let’s
take yellow and let’s mix up that color and let’s see if we can get close to the
yellow ochre tube color so let’s take a tiny amount of the purple because that
yellow is very transparent and the purple that we’re using is a super
strong tinter so let’s get this color going here and it depends what what
yellow you’re using so there are different yellows so using this yellow
we can get a color like that if I were to add a little orange to it because
some yellows are closer to orange let me see if I have another yellow here I
don’t have another yellow here but let me show you if I were to add a little
just a tiny bit of orange so like if we had kind of a yellowy orange color that
we started with then do you see that we can oh there we go
we can get really close to this yellow ochre color see that I’ll just hold that
up there so here’s the yellow ocher out of the tube and here’s a yellow ochre
that we mixed but I just love this this neutral color and because yellow and so
they’re these on the opposite opposites on the color wheel because yellow is the
opposite of violet when you put yellow and violet together you make what’s
called a grey so you can make grey with you know black plus white which is what
we have here but you can also make Gray’s by mixing green and red together
you can make a grey and then add white if you want or you can take blue and
orange and make a grey so on the wheel let me show you if we have orange or
like a red orange and we add blue do you see that wonderful grey that they show
that we create when you take orange plus blue let me show you what the wheel will
say if we take red and we add that to green so let’s go over here and so if
you have green and then you add red you get kind of this wonderful kind of a
nuanced mauve color alright and so and Steph has to go Steph thank you for
being here great having you here and so Helen you’re saying you’re partial to
blues reds and yellows and then the primaries you have to be kidding
those are your garden yeah I know these are gardening gloves I buy these
things and I like to use them for taking the lids off and they’re nice because
you could just pop them in the wash if they get yucky and so now that we’ve
mixed up our yellow our special yellow ochre color let’s apply that to our
pears here to our pear painting and we’ll get a mark over here let’s put a
mark here and I’m allowing these colors to overlap and mix in now let me show
you if I were to take this color that we just mixed
and add white to it and I also want to add white to the other one so let me
grab some of the titanium white and let’s just take for example some of
these purple and orange combos and let me show you what a wonderful mauve color
we can create a nice pink mauve color we can create by just adding white so let’s
put some of that up on the canvas right there I like that pink mauve color and
we’ll put some there in there and let’s also put a little bit we’ll just toss a
little bit out here in the shadow area too just for some color okay now let’s
take and let’s see if what happens if we add some white to this yellow ochre
color mix that we have let me add some white to that and you see that we can
create a wonderful just a wonderful neutral kind of a greenish yellow color
all right oh and then Daddy says it looks like I’m painting in Alaska trying
to stay warm well it is a little cold in Iowa but yeah I don’t like to get I
don’t want to get the paint on my hands the tubes seem to just have whatever it
is acrylic paint doesn’t like that but for whatever reason it seems like that
linseed oil in the linseed oil that you find in your oil paint but no matter how
clean I try and keep the outside sometimes I’ll give the outsides of the
tubes a little bath but it seems like no matter what I tell you it always seems
like there’s like a little stickiness that’s on the outside of the tube and
then that stickiness tends to stay on my hands and I don’t like that so look at
we can put this some kind of nice neutral color here on our painting that
we mixed up so this was this combination was purple yellow and some white there we go all right so next I want to
show you so we’ve gone and we’ve done purple and orange and we have done
purple plus yellow so and oh we have somebody who’s just joined us here WZ hi
well yeah WZ welcome I’m glad to have you here you came over from Eve Harvey
Art well welcome and Eve is so wonderful Eve is a is an awesome artist she does amazing
drawings and so I welcome you WZ and thank you very much and we’re all a
friendly group were one art family here and also any of you that are just
joining I’m going to be announcing a new challenge next week a new art challenge
I hope that you all will participate and so it’s so much fun to see all of the
different interpretations of the artwork so we’ll be giving an art prompt and
then artwork is going to be due on January 31st but but I’m very excited
about the next the next art the next art challenge that we’re going to have so
all right so we’ve done purple and yellow so the other next I want to show
you special mix is called it’s basically blue and orange can make an amazing dark
and this is a nice way to make a lot of different Gray’s is by adding a little
bit of white to your blue so I’m going to be using now we could use we could
use ultramarine blue or we could use really any blue I’m going to use this
blue which has a lot of green in it already
there’s turquoise blue out of Cobra and so WZ so you might do the
challenge but you only post on Instagram will hey go ahead and post on Instagram
we have a large group out on Instagram that does the art challenges just that
way so absolutely Y Z and also everybody put your Instagram handles if you’re
also active or your Facebook handles so everyone can find you
so on our wheel here’s blue green so this is a teal that we’re using our
turquoise II color and so that’s a Bluegreen so if we took blue and if we
were adding orange to it so we got an orange here which is close to this
orange and so blue green and orange this dark ones are opposites on the color
wheel so when we put those together we’re going to create a grade color so
let me show you if you took blue and you added it to orange look at the amazing
orange plus blue on the wheel look at that fantastic gray that you can create
so let’s make some let’s make up some and depending on the the shade of orange
that is and the shade of blue that you use you’ll get different results but
let’s take a little bit of this Orange and let’s add this to our turquoise blue
and when we do that I’ve got a lot of orange in it on this version do you see
it makes a wonderful warm blue now if we were to add now a small amount of orange
say this amount to this blue we’re going to get something that’s cooler or closer
to on the wheel colors are warm if they’re closer on the blue or purple
side and us our cool colors are cool if they’re closer on the blue or purple
side they’re warm if they’re closer to the orange and yellow side but color
temperature is always relative or it depends on what which are what you’re
looking at so let me get get our painting over here let’s go ahead and
add these new mixtures to our painting and let’s I’m gonna check and see what
you guys are up to here well hey 1MightyR welcome
Mighty I’m so glad that you’re here Mighty does these amazing drawings and
has they these powerful characters fantastic Meghan glad that you’re here
alright so Mighty I know that you were saying that you usually work on Fridays
so hopefully you you’ve come home from work today and are
gonna be able to relax and enjoy the weekend all right so here is the special
combination where we have the turquoise blue the orange a small amount of the
orange and we’re just applying that here to our painting there we go and we set
that there and now let me take the super dark color that we made with and we’ll
just apply that here so these oil paintings since this is super thick
paint it’s going to be months before I can ship it to one of the galleries that
represents my original so I have um several art galleries across the United
States that I that represent my originals and I learned a little lesson
the hard way to not ship something too soon when it’s oil because I tell you it
can be a terrible mess I’m going to add a little white titanium white to these
mixes and then look at this wonderful green gray color that we can create
let’s put that on the painting but the gray colors are so important to balance
your brights and what’s neat about just mixing your own is you have complete
control because if you say it like oh I only have you know say four colors or
only have five colors to work with as long as you have black and you have
white that you can also add in you literally will have complete control
over everything that you’re working on alright so now let’s add a little bit of
white to the the one that we made kind of just a soft blue so you see the
difference that when we had a lot more orange do you see that that made a this
makes almost closer to a tint because we don’t have much orange in here but this
just makes some nice bright color we’ll get that up on our pears there we go and you know what let’s put a little bit
just for fun let’s just get a little bit of blue up on the fruit – I like to
try and just add a little spark and there we go actually you know what I don’t
like it there let me cover that with the orange if you make a boo boo it would just
cover it up right and nobody will know see nobody nah nobody knows
all right so um and let’s check the chat and see what you guys hey A Art
Adventure welcome Christopher Christopher how tell us how your move is
going you were in the States in Washington Christopher just did his last
Palettefull Packs and that unboxing they just gave like a pencil case and some
pens and a little bit of paper but Christopher is moving back to Australia
so Christopher let us know how that is going and Costel Adone hey Costel
welcome and I’m so glad you guys are all here we are all one art family I’m so
thrilled everybody is here this is just really a happy happy day alright so
we’ve gone through the tints tones and the shades and then we have also I’ve
given you three of the of the color mixes three of my favorite color mixes I
want to give you the fourth color mix fourth favorite color mix and this is
permanent alizarin crimson and phthalo green yellow shade so if you are ever
looking to create the darkest possible black that is also transparent extremely
versatile black this is your combination this is kind of the holy grail of dark
colors it is nearly impossible to get anything darker than this combination
permanent alizarin crimson if they look great green yellow shade and if you do
now this is painting with very thick texture but if you are working on say a
portrait or whatever it is and you are looking for
transparency then this combination is really helpful and nice to have so I’m
gonna have to don my gloves again because I don’t have my phthalo green
yellow shade I don’t have that out of the tube yet so let me just grab here
I’m gonna grab it I need to open this up and get some out on our palette okay
now I’m not gonna wear my gloves here because this is just coming right out of
the box but um also when you first squeeze when you first open a new thing
sometimes they have a little bit of extra oil or linseed oil coming out at
the top so often times I’ll just do this over a paper towel and capture so this
one does not have a lot of extra so all right so we’ll get our green this is our
phthalo green yellow shade so phthalo green you can also get with a red shade
and you know what I just said that about the tube and actually just have all
those sadly and had a little stickiness on it okay alright and then I’m also
gonna take permanent alizarin crimson so alizarin crimson can be what they
call a fugitive shade which means that it can disappear the permanent alizarin
crimson is what you want so if I mix equal amounts of the two colors and then
I’ll show you what happens if you make more of one less of the other so here’s
a here’s where we have more permanent alizarin crimson and you can see we get
kind of like a dark cranberry color and again these are just super transparent
colors so they will if I know if I add just a small amount of alizarin crimson
then we’re going to get something that you can see is tending over towards the
green side and these colors this is the mix that you want if you want to go
almost is your going to be the darkest darkest
color you can get so let me take now if I did alizarin crimson kind of equal
amounts of alizarin crimson and phthalo green red shade you know come on over
here guy okay so this is the mix that you want if you want the darkest black
that you can create and you have to kind of just play with your amount of your
ratio and I can see I still have it too close to cranberry so I’m going to add
some of the other green let’s mix some of these together until we can get
something there we go we want it to have kind of a purplish residue there we are
so this black that we created is blacker than ivory black so here is ivory black
from and look if you look on the here on my palate that’s ivory black and then
here is the black that we created with the combination of permanent alizarin
crimson and the phthalo green yellow shade now the black is not transparent at all
it is very very opaque so for those of you who care about opaque versus
transparent this is the way to go here if you’re looking for transparency so
now let’s go in and I’m going to check the chat and then see see what you guys
are up to so Christopher you’re saying that your being the u.s. until the end
of January and you’re doing everything with moving yeah it’s not frustrating so
oh thank you thank you for saying that Christopher I try I try and hey Aleena
Arts is here welcome Aleena good to have you here okay so everybody
give Aleena a quick hello she’s a wonderful artist Aleena does
she just did a wonderful painting with bamboo it was like a it was like banana
leaves actually banana leaves but I’m just going to get a couple touches of
this black here and we’ll put a little bit on the stem but what I want to show
you is what happens if you now take these colors and add white so let me
grab a little dollop of white and if I take that new color that we just made
which was the permanent alizarin crimson and if I add white then I can make these
wonderful subtle gray colors so let’s add a little bit more of the color and
it makes a kind of a purpley grey or a very light mauve gray and let me compare
that for example if I just took our black that’s just our ivory black and
white and you can see that we make kind of more like a I guess what we would
call like a true grey okay oh and Helen yeah Mother um exactly this
combination is a really interesting combination when you compare what you
can do with just white and black you can get this kind of just regular generic
grey but you can create these wonderful this color my daughter-in-law Mallory
loves this kind of old-fashioned mauve color that’s a very in color right now
but I’m gonna go ahead and put some of this color now here up on our painting
so these are let’s get this tipped over here so these are the new colors
that we just mixed up so this is our phthalo blue yellow phthalo blue sorry
phthalo blue yellow green yellow shade plus permanent alizarin crimson plus
white is making this just wonderful nuanced gray color that we can use here
in our shadows and get little mark there we go all right
and I’ll take a lighter version let’s add a little lighter version of that see
if we can get some of that here oh yeah I could put some of that here and get
let’s get a mark right there so when you’re making your own paintings you’re
gonna have your own idea of how much color you want to put on how much color
you don’t want it I’ll color that pink there and we’ll also just put the black
on the white that we just mixed up we’ll get that here you can see the contrast
of the I like to have a mix of warm and cool colors whenever possible in my work
and there we go all right so we’ve gone through all of those and now just want
to to ask if you need a color wheel or if you need any art supplies I am a
Amazon Influencer and so I have all of my art supplies that I use are in one
convenient list and that’s everything from you know like tube wringers paintbrushes watercolor oil easels like
these pads that I use here for painting the gray wave palette pads color wheels
you can get all of these things out here on Amazon you do have to type it all the
way in you can’t go to Amazon and then search you have to actually type it in
all the way like that so if you need anything I appreciate it I do not I
receive compensation from Amazon but it’s no additional cost to you and so if
you guys have any questions I appreciate that you guys are here and when I say
hey max Jo G is here – thank you so much for joining Max JoG and you guys I
appreciate that you all are here and and if I’ve missed any of your comments I
will be checking back in the chat and I really am so happy that you are part of
our art family so until next time this is Dena Tollefson and all my best to
you bye bye


  • Joni Young Art says:

    Gosh that is so pretty!

  • Artes Mil colores Leydi T. M. says:

    Lindos trabajos 🙋🏻‍♀️🤗🎉🥀feliz año.

  • Dietrich Schaefer says:

    Great job on the chat. You did a good job showing your power point notes. You could really read it. Loved it.

  • Helen Schaefer says:

    Dena, this live chat was the best. I learned a lot about color mixing, which is your specialty. I love when you mix colors; I could watch your process over and over, you are the best at this . I will try some of your mixing techniques and hope for good results, of course I will have to watch the video,again and again, maybe some of it will sink in. I did like when you mixed a color and then put the daubs of the newly mixed color unto the painting, which turned out beautifully. Thanks for a great informative video.

  • Dena Tollefson says:

    Hi Art Family! Thank you so much for joining me today here in the the studio. What are your 3 favorite colors you like to use? Please let me know in the comments below.

  • Dixit Koteshwar says:

    Awesome painting 😍

  • Deborah Artworks says:

    This is very informative, Dena. Your technique is certainly very unique and I like it. All the best for this new year to you, Dena. God bless.

  • Pyrography Made Easy says:

    Hi Dena,
    You explained the color wheel very nicely. The pears look great and it was interesting to see the range of colors you use in the daubs.
    Happy New Year! Hope the year is filled with much happiness for you and your family!

  • ArtistRebeccaLS ___________________________ says:

    Hi Dena 😊 I’m so sorry to have missed your live stream

    Dena, What’s the difference between panels and non panels? It’s confusing

    Your videos are always so informative 😍 I don’t own a color wheel but I do look at online ones sometimes……. I’m kinda slap dash 😂😂

    Ooooow I’m on Instagram 😃 my username is slightly different to here (artist.rebeccals2018 )

    I keep forgetting the tints tones and shades plus I did a video about them and still forget ,so this is super useful 😍

    Tints I remember is adding white….. tones is adding black but I always get stuck on shades

    I realize now after watching your video I’ve confused the tones and the shades 😂😂 oooops

    Oooow I love unboxing videos 😍😍😍 is be checking them channel for that

    Thank you for creating such great videos 👍😊

  • TheLoriFiles says:

    i was sleeping when this was live, but i got to watch it when i woke up.. I paint but i never really give much thought to my colour mixing, so thank you for giving me some conscious sight into what it is, and what they are called.. I will watch this again too because its a lot to take in for the first time.

  • Curious Maggie TV says:

    Love it 🥰💕

  • Costel Andone says:

    Hi All! I'm glad I got to live with you! I'm sorry I wasn't from the beginning! I will watch the whole video, because the theme chosen by you in this live was very interesting, and of great value for all of us ! , I still struggle sometimes to combine the color I need! But when I succeed,i'm very happy,like I won the lottery! Congratulations on everything you do, your work, and congratulations on how you hold us together! We are not many, but one day we will surely be millions !!!!! Congratulations!

  • SaolyArtStudio says:

    Beautiful colors ❤️👍love your art style 👍I’ll try some time ❤️👍

  • Stephen Mcdow says:

    Lovely listening to you speak and a good refresh on techniques. My current favourite colours are pink, orange and green. 😊

  • Draw with Jonny says:

    Brilliant info Dena 😁👌👍

  • Đam Mê NNT says:

    Thật tuyệt vời 👍👍

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