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AquaTip: Mixing colours.

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 25, 2012, 7:22 AM
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This is the another installment of an ongoing feature called AquaTips. Members of the club are encouraged to submit tips and techniques they discovered or use to create and enjoy watercolors. Just send a note to the club with "Tip" in the subject line and we will put it into our AquaTips collection. Come together watercolorists, and share the treasure that is our knowledge! :love:

This time, it's time for colours!! With only a few of them, you can make an incredibly large palette, you just need to know how a bit of the theory and a bit of experimenting and you'll become an expert of mixing colours, is not hard.  Some time ago, we did an AquaProject using only primary colours as our paints, and look in this… the variety of colours we all achieved. If anyone is interested in doing this challenge, I'll make a new journal, featuring the new primary colour artwork, here you can find more info:…

If you want to learn more about colours, check this wonderful tutorials we have in our groups galleries, and if you want to share your experience, just comment bellow.

Watercolour Mixing Clock 2 by WinsorBlue Colour 101 Tutorial by WisdomsPearl Colour 101 Tutorial Part 2 by WisdomsPearl Practical Colors Tutorial by KelliRoos:thumb55350172: Colour Theory in a Nutshell by Majnouna

If you still have questions, don't hesitate to ask!

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Alecat Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist
I found Susie Short's tips on colour [link] a necessary source of common-sense blunt-force trauma. Of course you don't mix the cool blue with the warm red for a vibrant purple! It's something that you know intuitively, but don't follow when you're muddling about creating equally muddy colours.

With my new paints I've laid them out on a palette in colour-wheel order, which makes it much easier to visualise which ones will make for vibrant or muted mixes than picking them out from different places in rows of pans.
abasss Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Thanks a lot for sharing!
Flane-Erenaeoth Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, really useful looking at these.
Neko-Art Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you for sharing. this is very useful :3
Ithilloth Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   General Artist
I can recommend a good guide to mixing paints also here [link] it's especially useful for beginners, because they explained here also total basics of mixing paint. but in further lessons there is some interesting knowledge for advanced watercolourists as well. I must say it was quite helpful for me, even though I found this site just recently :)

thanks for sharing the tutorials here :)
abasss Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Thanks for the link! I loved the no rinsing recommendation. I never rinse but I thought I was doing it "wrong".
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