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Watercolor Mixing Based on Pigment Properties

Denise Soden, Watercolor Artist & Content Creator

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14 Lessons (56m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:56
    • 2. Class Materials

      2:44
    • 3. What are Primary Colors?

      3:56
    • 4. Identifying Warm and Cool Colors

      3:41
    • 5. Mixing Secondary Colors

      4:27
    • 6. Split Primary Color Wheels

      6:05
    • 7. Complementary Colors & Mixing Blacks

      2:46
    • 8. Unconventional Triads

      0:28
    • 9. Decoding Watercolor Labels

      4:09
    • 10. Granulating vs. Non-Granulating Colors

      2:31
    • 11. Opaque vs. Transparent Colors

      1:55
    • 12. Single Pigment vs Multi-Pigment Colors

      3:43
    • 13. Class Project

      16:30
    • 14. Final Thoughts

      1:11
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About This Class

In this class, we will tap into our inner watercolor geeks to better understand how pigment properties affect our ability to mix colors. The technical side of watercolors can seem intimidating at first. However, I'll teach you how the colors we select for our palettes can limit or expand our ability to mix additional colors.

In this class, we will explore:
• The difference between RBY & CMY primary triads
• How to identity warm and cool colors
• How to read pigment information on watercolor labels
• How individual pigment properties like granulation and transparency affect color mixing

This class is intended for beginners or anyone who would like to learn more about color theory and pigment properties as they apply to watercolor.

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Denise Soden

Watercolor Artist & Content Creator

Denise is a watercolor artist and online educational content creator. She's been captivated by both animals and art since before she can remember. In 2015, she had to leave her career, passion, and lifestyle as a zoo educator to tend to her personal health. Luckily, around the same time, she found watercolors and has since fallen completely head over heals for them. Connecting her artistic roots with her passion for wildlife and e...

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