YOU WILL DEFINITELY FIND YOURSELF WANTING TO WORK ALONG WITH Artist & Author Paul Taggart as he helps you discover the delight in achieving ninety-five percent of the colours you will ever need from A CORE PALETTE OF SIX COLOURS – see https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingseries1
Part 2 and you now move on to understanding how to identify VALUE and its role in achieving LIGHT & SHADE, in which GREEN is the governing secondary colour. Using simple diagrams and colour mixing practise pieces, created and filmed in real-time, Paul shows you how to how to make GREEN lighter and darker through different methods – BUT THE PURPOSE OF THIS VIDEO IS TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO PRACTICE THE ‘art’ of COLOUR MIXING, to get you to expand what you learn here and create even more, gradually changing colour mixes.
Learn these mixes and they soon become intuitive and as natural as knowing how to exploit a single brush, manipulate the brush-strokes and pressures on the brush, not to mention all the myriad hints, tips and techniques that you will be adding to your painting repertoire.
It is important to understand just how much you can be in control of mixing colours and how the possibilities are limitless, providing that you are shown how to exploit the colour circle and manipulate your paints and mixes.
Why fiddle around with a mass of tubes of paint, deciding what tube of colour to use and how to use it – when all you need are the six basic colours, squeezed out into the wells of your palette, at your fingertips, ready to use at a moment’s notice.
You will hear Paul say time and again that getting the ‘feel’ of the pigments which are in your six-colour tubes is also important, for they vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
AS WITH ALL OF PAUL’S TUTORIALS – THIS IS PACKED FULL OF HINTS and TIPS, for it isn’t merely his demonstrations that matter, watch his approach, listen to Paul’s running commentary and you will not fail to gather much to make your experience of painting all the more enjoyable.
Making YELLOW work for you – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingyellow
Making RED work for you – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingred
Making BLUE work for you – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/ colourmixingblue
“Every artist develops their own palette of preferred colours, but to arrive at this selection requires knowledge of not only the available colours, but how colours work with each other to produce successful mixes.
Colour Mixing is every bit as important in making a composition work as thumbnails and perspective. With colour control you can communicate with your viewer, tell a story or evoke a mood – hence the phrase ‘to paint a picture’.
You would not be alone in thinking that colour mixing is a daunting prospect; every artist has been through this at some point – even professional artists such as myself. I guarantee however that it needn’t be so – for colour mixing is actually about some basic and simple principles”.
NOTE – although Artist & Author Paul Taggart uses watercolours for the mixes and diagrammatic demonstrations in this video THE PRINCIPLES FOR COLOUR MIXING ARE COMMON TO ALL MEDIA – watercolours are used here simply on practical grounds in relation to showing the colours.
COLOURS WILL VARY across the various devices on which this video is watched – so PLEASE DO NOT DESPAIR IF YOUR COLOURS ARE NOT EXACTLY AS THOSE SHOWN IN THIS TUTORIAL.