In today’s post we will look some of the ways artists are mixing browns in watercolor.
Colour mixing watercolour How to mix colourful brown
Colour mixing in watercolour how to mix browns simple step by step tutorial. In this video the artist demonstrates how to mix beautiful browns by using the three primaries: red, yellow and blue. In this case, the specific colors are: cadmium yellow, ultramarine blue and cadmium red. He begins by mixing a bit of cadmium yellow with the cadmium red to get a nice orange. He then adds a bit of the ultramarine blue which dulls down the orange. He adds a bit more blue and the result is an orange brown very much like raw sienna. He then continues to experiment by adding a bit of red, then more blue, and you can do the same. I think the best takeaway from this is to add a bit of color at a time and test it out on your paper. Visit the artists’s youtube channel here.
Warm vs Cool Colors in Watercolor & Mixing Browns
Determining where any color falls on the color wheel can reap useful benefits when determining what compliments to use, how to mix for a warmer or cooler hue and even in mixing sensational browns. This artist uses a different technique by mixing various complimentary colors together. Visit the artist’s youtube channel here.
How to Mix Browns with Watercolor
Browns are probably more difficult to mix than greens. Here’s a demonstration on how to mix rich browns. Visit the artist’s youtube channel here.
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