Workshop_ March 2013_ Jane Blundell – Colour Mixing
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All participants had a chance to analyse their own paints with Jane during the morning session. The experimentation of colour mixing often just using triads, led to many comments like “It’s amazing what we get!”, “Look at that colour!”….Yes we did do colour charts but went on to use our expanded knowledge to apply what we had learnt using several limited palettes. Great results,Thanks Jane.
The aim of the workshop is to teach artists to understand colour mixing using a split palette, so they can achieve the colour they want quickly and efficiently.
The workshop will cover different pigment qualities and how that relates to uses in colour mixing. In oils and acrylics this is largely permanence and opaque vs transparent, but for watercolour, granulating, staining and other pigment properties come into play. Students will gain an idea of what paints to choose and why, and what not to choose and why. They will learn to make clean, quick, reliable colour choices with a limited palette, but also understand how and when to use convenience colours.
During the day we will go through each student’s paints and find the best ones to use, the ones to remove and the useful ones to buy in the future. We will also make a number of valuable mixing reference charts using the colours they have – greens, oranges, purples and neutrals.
We will look at and create a range of mixing and colour charts suitable for each student’s needs. (Some may work in more detail, others less depending on temperament, media and needs).
Hopefully students will finish the workshop confident in their colour choices, and able to make sensible choices in buying paints.
You can download printable material list here.
Please pay by 23rd February.