Painting Tips: Basic Color Theory : How to Mix Orange Paint for a Painting

Painting Tips: Basic Color Theory : How to Mix Orange Paint for a Painting


Hi, I’m Sue Rose with Expert Village and today
we’re talking about mixing your primary and secondary colors. We’ve mixed our red and
green, which are complimentary colors, and our blue and orange which are complimentary
colors. We’ve mixed the orange with the blue and now we’re going to try, we’ve got a little
dab of our orange up here, and we’re going to mix it with the blue to see what color
we’re gonna come up with. So, I’m going to put a little dab of orange here, wipe my brush,
and I’m gonna add just a little teeeny dab of blue to that orange. Maybe, a little, just
a little dab more blue and see what I come up with. And I get kind of a warm, warm orange.
So, I’m gonna go again, and take my orange, put it over here, rinse my brush, and I’m
gonna add a little bit more blue this time. A little bit more blue and just a little dab
and I’m getting darker all the time so I’m gonna add this and when this comes up it’s
really kind of a greeny-orange, but this is nice. Then I’m going to do what I told you
earlier with the red and the green. I’m going to mix half orange and half blue and I’m going
to come up with a really yucky color, which is kind of mud. So that’s what you do when
you mix your orange with your blue. Stay tuned for the next segment when we talk about mixing
our violets and our yellow.

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