Angela Fehr’s video, “How to Mix Vibrant & Authentic Greens in Watercolor,”teaches how to create diverse and natural-looking greens for landscape paintings. She introduces four green watercolors, emphasizing the versatility of Phthalo Green and Green Gold for mixing a wide range of greens when combined with other colors. Angela demonstrates mixing Phthalo Green with Pyrrol Red to create a deep black and Quinacridone Sienna for earthy foliage greens, illustrating the principle of using complementary colors to adjust green’s brightness and naturalness.
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How to Mix Vibrant and Authentic Greens in Watercolour
She further explores shadowing greens using violet instead of blue, highlighting how violet provides a more natural shadow effect. Angela advises on the importance of color unity in paintings, suggesting mixing greens with a few base colors to achieve cohesion and depth. The video teaches techniques for creating shadows, mixing colors directly on paper, and adjusting color intensity to enhance the visual appeal of greenery in watercolor paintings.
By advocating for a minimal palette and encouraging experimentation with mixing, Angela helps viewers gain confidence in their color-mixing abilities, enabling them to create more lively and unified watercolor landscapes.
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Brush – Escoda Versatil #10 rigger
Palette – Robax 64 well, 18 inch palette, robax.com
Daniel Smith watercolor paint: http://bit.ly/2cXeE8J
Deep Sap Green, Green Gold, Quinacridone Magenta, Cobalt Teal Blue, Carbazole Violet, Kingman Green Turquoise, Cascade Green, Zoisite Genuine, Ultramarine Blue
QoR watercolor paint: Viridian, Phthalo Green http://bit.ly/2iZWDLc
Quinacridone Magenta, Cobalt Teal Blue, Carbazole Violet, Kingman Green Turquoise, Cascade Green, Zoisite Genuine, Ultramarine Blue QoR watercolor paint: Viridian, Phthalo Green http://bit.ly/2iZWDLc
Paper: Arches cold press, 140 lb pad – http://bit.ly/2xXmxVk
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