"Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways."
There is a lot to colour mixing, most students underestimates how viteal these theories are to creating beautiful art works.
This page should cover most of your needs - it will be growing over the coming weeks with more projects and exciting exercises. Ther are Recommended Colour/Painting Books and some great colour mixing web links. There will be in the future a section on Materials and what to buy, so keep an eye on this page as this is just the beginning!
The Worksheets below cover the fundamentals of the theories into a more advance level, it is a great skill to have and will take your art work to new stratosphere's.
It can be very useful and used across a variety of mediums from Water colour and Pastels to interior design and flower ranging, once you understand the basic there are no limits to what can do. Please note that the projects below are quite long and may take you a little time to work through, do not rush this is important knowledge and in investment in your artistic knowledge.
The worksheet covers basic colour theory and how to build your skills to the next intermidate level featured in Part 2.
Complete Part 1 before Part 2
IF YOU LOVE COLOUR YOU WILL LOVE THESE WEBSITES:
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COLOUR MIXING - PART 2
The worksheet covers a more advance knowledge of colour mixing and how to use it to maximun impact.
GREAT BOOKS ON COLOUR,
FROM PIGMENT TO MIXING RECIPES:
Compendium of Acrylic Painting Techniques by Gill Barron - Great starter book for any keen painter, lots of mini projects and materials, colour information.
Colour by Betty Edwards - Alternative exploration of Colour and how to use it in various exercises, for beginners to advanced.
The Painting and Drawing Course by Quantum Books - Huge book that covers lots on drawing as well as Painting by professional artists.
The Encyclopedia of Painting Techniques by Elizabeth Tate - Lots of theory and mini projects to get a good grounding of painting
200 Projects to get you in to Art School by Valerie Colston - I love this book, full of art exercises to illustrate theories, it's simple to the point.
The Painters Hand Book by Mark David Gottsegen - Not for the beginner, this book break down how to make pigment to mix varnishes.
Techniques of the Worlds Great Painters editor Waldemar Januszczak - If you like Art History and how the old masters painted this is for you.
Painting without a brush by David Ferry - Lots of unusual projects and fun exercises to make you a looser painter.