Color and Color Mixing

Articles and videos on color and color-mixing.

It’s Not All About Hue – Imposters and Chameleons
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It’s Not All About Hue – Imposters and Chameleons

Color-mixing is often discussed as if the only consideration is getting “the right color”, but watercolor pigments each have their own physical and chemical properties. This video presents some activities to help you develop a more sophisticated understanding of color-mixing so you become better at choosing and mixing pigments to create the artistic effects—including perceived color—you desire.

Explore Your Pigments with a Color Wheel—Primaries, Secondaries, Tertiaries
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Explore Your Pigments with a Color Wheel—Primaries, Secondaries, Tertiaries

When I’m laying a wash, I want to focus my attention on creating color mingles, wet-in-wet effects and edges that are just the right degree of softness. So many things that will only happen if the timing is just right! I want design and drawing and color all worked out ahead of time, so I don’t…