Welcome to another beautiful week in a world of color! We are delving deeper into our Summer of Color and learning all that we can about Color Theory to help build your color confidence as an artist. Make sure you read Color Theory Basics for a great review of the color wheel!
Now, on to the new color palette! Make sure you are following @colorcrushcreative on Instagram and sharing your artwork using the hashtags #colorcrushcreative for any creative post and #cccplatte11 for this week's color palette. The more you share the better this community gets!
#cccpalette11: Night Circus
More Summer of Color
Confession, I named this palette after one of my favorite fun books, "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern. The pinks, violets and purples look so dreamy and reminded me of magical summer nights, fireflies and laying under the stars. I can't wait to see where all you talented artists take this color palette!
Do you know what analogous colors are? They are a range of colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. Last week we had some warm colors ranging from yellow to hot pink and this week we are moving into shades of violet. Read the latest blog post to learn more color theory terminology.
I know many of you are looking to find just the right color already made for you, but I hope you learn to mix paints and experience how they work together. Technically you should be able to mix these colors from just red and blue, but I find great success with the following four colors plus white to make just about any shade of violet.Try these paints:
Permanent Violet Dark
Ultra Marine Blue
If you're still not sure what the right color is for you, use this amazing color mixing tool on the Golden Paints website: MXR
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Art Supply Love
If you haven't figured it out by now, I love all things Golden Paints. My absolute favorite paint is Golden Fluid Acrylics. I now buy them by the 16oz. bottle for a lifetime supply of paint. Because I tend to like thin layers of color, about 80% of all my paintings are created using this paint. Many colors are transparent, but rich with pigment. As I put together more demo videos, this is the paint you'll see me using. If you feel so inclined to give it a try, you can start with this small set:
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