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Mix Vibrant Watercolors 2.0: Perfect Color Mixing and Matching

Sade J, Watercolorist & Illustrator

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17 Videos (1h 26m)
    • Introduction

    • Need To Know

    • Class Project

    • Materials

    • Wet on Dry vs Wet on Wet

    • Mixing on the Palette

    • Mixing on the Paper Chart

    • Glazing

    • Glazing Chart

    • Continuous spectrum chart

    • Mud

    • Mud

    • Mix Saturated Colors

    • Tropical Flowers

    • Tropical Flowers 2

    • Wrap Up

    • Thank you


About This Class

This class is designed specifically for the watercolor painter who wants to level up their color mixing! Get ready to go beyond the basic watercolor mixing and into the world of advanced techniques! Even if you already know the basics of putting together the colors that you desire, this class will give you tools and techniques that go beyond the everyday watercolor mixing lesson. With these tools, you will know everything you need to know about watercolor mixing!

We begin with learning all the different ways there are to mix colors in watercolor, and move on to techniques that help you pinpoint specific shades of beautiful colors. Not only that, but you will learn how to avoid mixing colors that you don't want in your painting. By the end of this class, you will be a watercolor mixing MASTER!


Many people say that there are colors that you just can't mix in watercolor. And that's just not true! I will show you how to mix those super vibrant greens, beautiful juicy pinks, and royal purples that you have been dreaming of.

  • Choose the type of mixing that is best for the colors you are working with and the painting you are making
  • Explore a color and pigments so that you know the full range of colors you can make with only a few tubes of paint 
  • Practice the best methods for creating clean, clear, saturated colors 
  • Prevent unwanted colors from creeping into your painting
  • Mix every variety of all of the colors in the rainbow, with specific tips for each color
  • Bring it all together to paint a beautiful collection of flowers.

This course is designed to teach you everything you need to know to get to an advanced level of watercolor mixing. by the end, not only will you know all of the basics, but you will be able to take these tools and use them to paint any subject with any color you desire!


These are the tools that I recommend you use for this course. It's not necessary to get the exact same brands, or the exact same colors, but these are the ones that I have had the most success with.

  • Watercolor Paper : I recommend a cold press paper because it is easier for colors to flow on this type of paper. My favorite is Fabriano Artistico 300gsm
  • Watercolor Paint : I recommend a set of artist grade watercolors, but the class can be completed with student great watercolors if necessary
  • Watercolor Brushes: I recommend synthetic brushes for the actual mixing and natural hair brushes for the painting process. The class can also be completed using only synthetic brushes.


I am so excited to get started, and I can't wait to see the beautiful things you will make in your class project!

10 of 10 students recommendSee All

This class is super helpful! The mixing charts are so cool and I can't believe it didn't occur to me to make tools like that for my art! Thanks a bunch!
I love color charts and this class is super helpful in working those out.





Sade J

Watercolorist & Illustrator

I love painting with watercolors and making beautiful things come to life!

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