Lesson one is about colour mixing.
Now I had actually given up on finding the Liquitex Basics primary red. So I bought the 3 primaries from Grumbacher's Academy Acrylics which the art store carried. And of course, soon as I purchased them I found the missing tube at the next store! :( So I colour mixed both brands. :) If some look similar to their neighbours it is probably because I don't have equal amounts of the necessary ingredients. First thing I leaned is I am not necessarily precise. lol But I am really leaning this colour wheel and I'm okay with 'close enough'!
This was loads of fun. I had 12 different blues and I mixed them with a primary yellow. Very cool!
The extra paints were all smeared into my journal for future development.
Then just as I was congratulating myself on finishing I clicked a little word- next! :O
Tints, Tones, Shades
This was most enlightening. I understood the principle but actually doing it was very worth while!
Neutrals! Again, enlightening. After finally getting it through my head that opposites make mud- don't do it! I made mud. I didn't have time to mix my secondary colours so I decided to try my gouache colours. It turns out that opposites with lots of white make a whole range of browns that would be skin tones! :O Now I can't imagine doing skins but... My first try was not a brown but a grey. Blue red and blue green and that made grey. So I found something else in the set.
Then the Duh! Colour mixing works with things other than acrylics. I knew that but now I KNOW that! lol. I had already diluted my spray inks but hadn't made the next step to making my own mixes. Luv it! I also learned it is best to buy good products. Michael's pan pastels are so hard they don't hardly work. :( So I'll save my coupons for stamps, punches and fun foam. I joined the Artist's Emporium in Winnipeg and I get a discount on everything and they will mail me stuff if I ever give up going to the city! lol They are very helpful, too! No question too dumb! Ask me how I know!
Now this is as things piled up on Tuesday. Hopefully we have peaked and the piles will begin to subside soon.
I'll be back sometime next Tuesday; hopefully faster and well rested! Me and the 'puter!
Can anyone sniff spring yet?