Learning to see and mix and create beautifully with color is a skill that takes time and practice. You can mix these 12 colors with only 3 tubes of paint plus white. It's all part of the color confidence system I have been developing over the last year with Color Crush Creative and the new online program TRUE COLORS.
Using a modern color wheel consisting of Cyan, Yellow and Magenta have revolutionized how I see color. You really can mix the most amazing, vibrant colors with very few tubes of paint!
Using only Primary Cyan, Primary Yellow, and Primary Magenta, I was able to create a wide range of beautiful, vibrant colors. A traditional color wheel has us using cadmium red, yellow and ultramarine blue, but after much research and a whole lot of time playing with paint, I have come to agree with the Modern Experts that those wishing for a bright, color popping palette, these new primary colors are the way to go.
The best way to learn is to do. Start by adding the three basic colors mentioned above to your palette. For each secondary color, mix three varying hues. For example, using cyan and yellow I made the green variations. I used mostly yellow and a touch of cyan to make the lightest hue, and then adjusted the amount of cyan just a little more to make the darker shades of green. Cyan has a stronger tinting strength, so you only need to start with a little bit when mixing with yellow. Next mix three hues of violet and three hues of orange in the same manner that you mixed green. Viola! Your first set of mixed colors using just three tubes of paint.
Instead of telling you about mixing colors, why don't I show you with a free video lesson!
Color Mixing Video Tutorial
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