Discover Basic Color Mixing and the Language of Color
Fundamental Knowledge For Beginning Artists
Color mixing for the beginning artist can be a daunting task. Don't be afraid of mixing, just learn a few basic tricks that will make all the difference. Make your color mixing experiences a success when you understand the fundamentals of color.
This beginning online color theory tutorial is great for the artist who wants to learn some fundamentals. This class includes color mixing for the color yellow and green. By following these art lessons and working through these mixing exercises you'll feel more comfortable and have greater confidence to approach all your mixing needs.
Making your own color mixing charts will become a fun and informative study for your exploration of color in the future.
By understanding the properties of color, we can zone in on specific color traits which allow us to correct our color mixes with quick and simple adjustments.
Learning about the color family, the lightness or darkness of a color and the brilliance or dullness of a color is an important tool for the new artist and the best way to build your artistic confidence!
As an extra bonus feature in this class...artist Gaby Hunter shares a little extra history of the Munsell Color System - this helps to keep it all in perspective.
- Learn about - pigments, color names, hue, value, chroma, opacity, and temperature
- Discover the Numerical standard of measure for color and its orderly use.
- Introduction to the three dimensions of color
- Hue, Value, Intensity
- Discover what a Pigment Wheel is and learn how to use one
- Learn simple tricks to mixing color
Posted by Joan Kelliher on 30th Oct 2013
Being an oil painter I am going to put the comparable oil color for each acrylic color on the pigment wheel, I found this wheel to be very informative and useful. I was able to pick the resting color before you put it on the subject. Thank you!
Posted by pam jones on 23rd Oct 2013
this was very helpful in understanding the colors and how to begin mixing colors.
Posted by kristine barr on 13th Oct 2013
Because of the different ways this subject was presented, I finally understand how to mix colors. The three dimensional color wheel was very helpful to understand the generalities of where colors are on the color wheel. I found the pigment wheel was the most useful for me. With that, I was able to easily match all the colors in the assignment.2459493