The Basics of Color Mixing in Watercolor

Irina Trzaskos, Watercolor Artist & Illustrator

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9 Lessons (54m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:57
    • 2. Supplies and Colors

      3:38
    • 3. Painting a basic Color Wheel

      12:48
    • 4. Color Terminology

      5:21
    • 5. Analogous & Complementary Colors and how to use them

      11:31
    • 6. Easy way of Creating Harmonies

      7:17
    • 7. How to mix any Color you can think of

      8:12
    • 8. Painting White Objects in Watercolor

      3:42
    • 9. Last Thoughts

      0:17

Project Description

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For the projects of the class paint an advanced Color Wheel.

Printable template for the color wheel is attached, as a separate file, also you can find it below). 

Start using the color wheel in mixing colors for your beautiful artwork. Upload the pictures of Color Wheel, color mixing, and the artwork itself. Thank you for watching, see you in my next class! x Irina.

I use "White Nights" watercolor paints by Nevskaya Palitra . For Color Wheel I used the following colors:

  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Scarlet Red Light
  • Carmine Red
  • Violet
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Blue (warm shade)
  • Emerald Green
  • Green 

You are welcome to practice color mixing with me in my other classes while painting actual projects, almost all my classes have a video on color mixing for the project we paint during the class. 

I am always looking forward to seeing your beautiful artwork, happy color mixing!

Template (suggested by Linda, thank you for a great idea!)

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