Most of us know what colors make purple paint but mixing red and blue doesn’t always give us the desired result. Getting a bright, vibrant purple can be a little complicated. Purple is a color that is frequently on my painting palette. I love the color and all of its various tints and shades, from […]
All about color mixing from understanding the color wheel to color temperature, complementary colors, and more. There are also posts on how to mix the tints, tones, and shades of various colors.
Orange is not a paint color you would think you would often use, especially bright, vivid orange. However, you would be surprised how often you actually use variations of orange acrylic paint in your work. If you are a landscape artist, you already know the importance of various hues of orange paint in fall foliage
We all know that blue and yellow make green. We probably learned that in preschool. But what we probably didn’t learn from making a mess with the non-toxic, washable primary colors we used was how to mix the perfect green paint for our artwork. There is more than one green. There are probably even more
Tints, Tones, Shades and Hues The terms tint, tone, shade and hue are all terms you hear frequently and have probably used often, but most people don’t really understand the difference between them. To make it more confusing, different industries tend to use different definitions for these terms. As an artist it is important
Probably the first two tubes of paint an artist buys are black and white. The most boring paint in your art box but also the most versatile and in the beginning, probably the most used. We don’t really give much thought to black and white. They are the “service” paints on our palettes. They make
Fall is one of the favorite seasons for landscape painters. It is also a great season to get inspiration for abstract painting as well. The bright colors of fall foliage stimulate the creative mind. There are so many reds, yellows, oranges, and browns that just using premixed colors from a tube won’t give you the