Color Mixing

Started an online course on Color Mixing with Will Kemp’s Art School. I’ve has never taken the time to stop and learn about the color wheel or color theory. I have hacked my way forward, guessing with trial and error. Now I’m learning a process for mixing acrylic paint to reproduce any color I see in a photo or real life. So far I’ve had about twenty “ah-ha” moments filling in the blanks of my knowledge of color, mood, tone, and hue – and I’m only on lesson four.

One interesting bit I’ve learned is that impressionist painters never used black! Instead, they tone down colors using complementary pigments on the color wheel. *mind blown*