when you know how to mix colors
you will save money at the paint store
can buy fewer colors of paint when you mix paint colors. Color mixing will be
second nature for you. Painting will become a fun adventure.
is the joy and excitement of painting!
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what is a color?
- The light that bounces off of an object is its color.
When light hits an object, some light rays bounce off. The other rays
are absorbed by the object.
So, a green object bounces green
light and absorbs all the other colors.
how many colors are there?
When light passes thru a prism it divides into 7 colors.
They are the seven colors of a rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and purple.
how to mix paint colors
The color wheel is a favorite tool of artists. It shows how colors relate to each other. We use it when we choose paint colors for our art palettes and when we select colors for our paintings.
- Today we will use the color wheel when we mix paint colors.
can we mix primary colors?
- Primary colors cannot be mixed from other colors.
The primary colors, yellow, blue and red are equally spaced around the color wheel.
All the other colors are a combination of the primaries.
We can mix the other colors from the three primaries.
Then we save money at the paint store because we know how to mix paint colors.
Primary Colors on the Color Wheel
- Tip - Single pigment paint mixtures produce clean colors. Look at the list of ingredients on an artist's paint tube.
Choose paint colors for your palette