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Color Combinations

I've been working on a painting project for my Color class this weekend (well, the project is being done this weekend, not the class). Red, Red-Orange, Orange, Yellow-Orange, Yellow, Yellow-Green, Green, Blue-Green, Blue, Blue-Violet, Violet, and then a full value scale of Blue (light blue to dark blue).

Last term I did a similar thing with a gray value scale, but I'm realizing I never blogged about that!

Anyway, I'm supposed to have this new project done by Wednesday, but so far I've only done 2 1/2 colors. The "half" is violet, but because I did it but it didn't really turn out right so I'm going to have to re-do it. It doesn't look too horrible in the photo, but in real life it looks brown!

OH!! I forgot to mention, all of this has to be done by using only red, yellow, and blue paint. For the value scale, I can also add black and white. Very cool, but it's going to take a lot of time to get all the shades right!

Here's what I've done so far. I started with red and then did two of the color combinations that use red in them -- orange and violet.

When was the last time you mixed paint colors? Which color did you find most difficult to mix?


  1. Working with kids....I get the chance to mix paints all the time! :) Hope you got it all done!

  2. Haven't visited your blog for some time and now you have a cute header. I really like it :)

    I'm not really into art, so I never mix paints. But it surely looks like fun!

  3. I'm not really find of mixing paints either I always find it so challenging. I'm always painting but mixing the colors to match the colors in my head is always so difficult and time consuming. Hope you get it all done.

  4. I always found mixing purple and green were the hardest colors to achieve. Isn't painting fun? As I design more, I truly miss the physical act of drawing and painting. It's nice to get messy and feel some real art in your hands, rather than always creating on a keyboard.


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