How To Use Warm And Cool Colors

This is a beginner technique tutorial with an expert watercolorist, Diane Bradley. In the end, you will not only learn a whole lot about color theory, but you will also end up with a finished wall-ready painting. Diane shows you how to have fun with watercolors and introduces you to her basic and conservative palette of primary colors - warm red, cool red, warm yellow, cool yellow, warm blue, and cool blue. She shares her tricks for getting the best results while mixing colors and how a small difference in color can make a huge difference when mixed with other hues. She explains the difference between warm and cool colors and demonstrates how to combine them to get different effects. Diane also shares her unique approach to watercolor painting, including her method of angling her board to allow water to flow and her preference for using inky paint. This video is a comprehensive guide to color mixing, making it an excellent resource for anyone looking to avoid a muddy mess in their next painting.
Watercolor Class Preview: How to mix and utilize different combinations of warm and cool colors in your watercolor painting What ideal brush sizes to use for the best control Learn a watercolor exercise to practice and experiment with mixing different colors together on a piece of watercolor paper Learn the benefits of leaving your watercolor paper free without taping it down Learn the different qualities of colors and when you might paint with them How to adjust the tone and shade of a color directly on the paper by painting a different color over top of it How to mix warm and cool colors together to create different effects How to lift color off the paper using a wet paint brush How to blot with a dry paper towel to create different effects Why rough watercolor paper benefits your paintings Why lightfast pigments of paint help paintings keep longer Why experimentation and fun is crucial for mixing color Paints On The Palette: Cadmium Red Alizarin Crimson New Gamboge Aureolin Cobalt Yellow Hooker’s Green Manganese Blue Ultramarine Blue Yellow Oxide Burnt Sienna    

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Diane Bradley
Diane Bradley


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