Learn To Understand Colour Mixing BEFORE You Paint, Decorate Or Buy Clothes (Part 1)

*addition for 2012*: I am endorsing and promoting a new art ‘tool’ called the ‘Colour Buster’ for determining colour mixing. You can watch a video demonstration here and, purchase the instant download (you then print it off yourself) for a great price: www.paintbasket.com Home page of site: www.youtube.com In order to create a painting or, understand your coordination of dress or home decoration, you should first acquire the foundation of knowledge in mixing clours. The science isn’t difficult if you take time out and repeat watch these videos. I hope to help you learn this art form BEFORE you put paint to canvas or decorate your home of buy clothes!

25 thoughts on “Learn To Understand Colour Mixing BEFORE You Paint, Decorate Or Buy Clothes (Part 1)

  1. Thank you for your comment. I hope to post more art videos in the new year. In the mean time, take a look at Paint Basket dot com for great tutorials.

  2. Thanks a million. Never hurts to go back and learn these basics again and again. I am a new comer to acrylic and painting and enjoyed your explanation.
    Thanks again

  3. Hi, yeah, the orange will darken the blue. Oderless thinners & Turps are just as strong. I’d try Baby Oil first to see if that does the trick.
    Cheers ;)

  4. Hi. I’m about to start painting on vinyl dolls and they usually come as of peach color and purple wash is recommended. I have seen a video wherein they also do green wash. Can’t remember though for what?

    Did you say that if I apply orange on the blue, it will make the blue darker? or did you mean it will make the blue coated with dark orange? Are odorless thinners or turpentine gentler than the regular thinners? Can i use either of those and not discolor my vinyl? The vinyls are pricey.

  5. The compliment of blue is orange but, if you use this, it’ll just get darker! Try add yellow and white. This will make it brighter and the white will make it lighter. It’s unlikely you’ll get a peach colour again. Thinners should be a last resort. Try baby oil. I hope that helps. If you can start again, I would. (You didn’t mention what the vinyl object is?)

  6. I’ll be posting more videos and, I’ll try cover the Grey Scale. Basically, the complimentary act as a shadow colour to it’s opposite. If you think of yellow for example, it’s opposite is purple. That purple is a mix of the blue and red. Now, if you add this purple to the yellow, you are in effect creating near black. All the primaries (in various amounts) are coming together! Think about that one! The more you add purple, the more it head towards near black!

  7. With the kind of craft i will be doing, I will sometimes need to “neutralize” or wash what is usually a peach colored, sometimes beige, vinyl. There is a “green wash” and not sure if the other one is a purple or a blue wash? Anyway, what does that mean and would you know why it is needed? Thank you for replying to our questions.

  8. I have a vinyl that got stained with blue paint and it looks like the vinyl has already absorbed the paint. I’m afraid using thinner will discolor the vinyl as well. If I can use a thinner, how do i remove that if it doesn’t come off with a thinner, or what color/colors do i put on the blue to make it have the peach color of the vinyl? Does complimentary colors apply to this issue?

  9. Hi. Thank you for this video. I would like to know about the gray scale, if you would kindly teach on that, too. And also, what does “complimentary color” mean? What’s its use for us? Thanks again.

  10. Hi thanks for the video I have the colour wheel myself but I’m finding difficulty understanding what the centre on the back is about and you only mentioned the complimentary part, have you got any other video or source you recommend that explains it. Thank you

  11. These wheels are great. I didnt really think i needed one, but i just purchased one and i am so happy with the results of my paintings. Alot of the time i look at my painting and i am not completly happy with it, now i am alot more spot on with my colour and a bit more confident with it. After spending hours on a piece, i would be hesitant and hold back in fear of making a mess of it. I don’t know what i’d do without it now. One of the best investments towards my art i have made.

  12. Sorry I’ve taken a while to reply. The ratios are not wrote on the wheel because it would take up too much room. There are books called ‘Colour Mixing Recipes’ by William Powell that” help ‘ya. They are great and, latest one is due out: w w w .amazon. c o . uk/gp/product/1600582834/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE
     I hope this helps. ;)

  13. Since I haven’t held any color wheels in my hands, I’d like to know
    are the mixing ratio for creating a specific color written on it?
    p.s. great video

  14. Hi, there may be a slight variation but, I’d say it should produce the same result unless there is a conflict of molecular bonding. Try it on small amounts first. Good luck ;)

  15. Complicated and stupid? That sounds so rude, the artist made the effort to explain it and he did it really well, we should be grateful! 

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