When working with watercolors or similar types of dye or paint, mixing primary colors allows painters to create specific shades not included in the paint kit. Mixing blue and green paint together creates any shade of aqua desired.
Wet the watercolor brush fully with clean water. Slide it across the edge of the mixing palette to release as much water as possible.
Stroke the brush across the desired shade of blue. Transfer the color to the mixing palette by stirring it into the existing puddle of water. Stir until the puddle is completely blue. Don't rinse the brush after this step.
Stroke the brush over the green watercolor. Stir the green paint from the brush into the existing blue puddle of watercolor until the exact shade of aqua desired is achieved.
Based on the color wheel, the combination of red and blue creates the color purple. On the color wheel, however, purple is referred to as "violet."Full Answer >
Create the color gold by mixing 100 parts yellow, 3 parts magenta and 1 part blue. Gold is commonly represented in art by the color yellow or by the color with a bit of orange or brown mixed in.Full Answer >
The color lilac is created by mixing together red and blue to create violet, and then adding white to lighten the color. To create the original violet color, use equal amounts of red and blue, then add white to create the desired tint.Full Answer >
The simplest way to make dark brown is to mix orange with a little black. To control the shade, mix white or black into the mixture.Full Answer >