Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tuesday's Tips and Techniques for Watercolor Painting

Creating the Color of Sand

Many people do not believe me when I first tell them the two perfect colors in watercolor to mix to create a lovely shade of sand. Beach sand.

Purple + Yellow = Sand

I use MaimeriBlu's Permanent Violet Bluish and Indian Yellow. Just a tiny bit of each and a whole lot of water.

Purple and yellow are on opposite sides of the color wheel. When mixed together you get a neutral, in this case a tan.

You can try different shades of yellow mixed with your purple to see how it goes. A touch more yellow to warm it up and touch more purple to cool it off. The major component is the water, lots of it.

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

Have to try this! Guess what?! It also looks like an almost perfect palomino color.

Studio kitty is very cute!


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