Category Archives for Watercolor mixing

How to paint a watercolor glazing chart

​You’ve heard about glazing… Right ? Glazing or layering colors is a fundamental technique in watercolor painting. When you paint, the transparent layers of pigment build up, one on top of the other. This layering of paint modifies the values and the color appearance of the final painting. Yellow glazed with blue will create a green color. […]

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The Essential Guide to Watercolor Mixing

It’s exasperating don’t you think ? Not knowing how to mix the color you need… When I first started painting I really didn’t understand how to mix watercolors and get exactly the right hue that I needed. I would simply rely on intuition, throw a few pigments together and hope for the best ! Eventually, I started to […]

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How to make a watercolor mixing chart step by step

You’ve seen them… Right ? Those beautiful looking watercolor charts with a rainbow of fantastic colors. It’s only natural that you want to make one yourself. That’s exactly how I felt when I began my adventure into watercolors.So I looked for a simple tutorial about how to make my own watercolor mixing chart. But the more I […]

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How to make a 12 color watercolor wheel

​I find watercolor mixing fascinating. In my early days as a budding ​artist, I would dive right into a project and rely on intuition and a bit of luck to mix my colors. My art instructor would tell me “learn color mixing before you learn how to paint”. Did I listen ? Nope ! The results were not […]

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