Painting Tips: Basic Color Theory : How to Mix 24 Colors of Paint from 6 for a Painting

Painting Tips: Basic Color Theory : How to Mix 24 Colors of Paint from 6 for a Painting


Hi, this is our chart of how you mix the primary
and secondary colors and as you can see we used one six colors but we have 24 colors
here. Now, one important tip to learn is that if I am going to mix, I have painted with
red and green with say red geraniums and green leaves and I want my reds to be this color
then I know, because these follow across this way as far as hue and value is concerned.
These follow across this way and I know that this is the green that I want to use, I don’t
want to use the green down here. If I’m going to use this color here then I’m going to want
to use this green here. If I’m doing an autumn painting and I want to use this fall yellow,
warm yellow here I’m going to want to use this green here and not this cooler, brighter
spring green up there. This is just a sample of what you can do using just the six complimentary
colors. Stay tuned for our next segment on how to introduce other colors into your painting

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