Monday, July 4, 2016

Day 4 of World Watercolor Month - 4th Free Watercolor Video

Just for World Watercolor Month, I have made 5 short YouTube video tutorials on easy how-to watercolor techniques and I will post them here each day. That way you can learn how watercolor works as you do your daily practice. Follow this link to today's free short video tutorial.

Today is Day 4 and I imagine that by now you may have created some lovely color swatches and then some rather grungy puddles of "mud". So as long as we are going to make muddy colors, let's make some glorious ones! Grey can be be a luminous color. Watch the video for tips on how to mix them.
Watch today's YouTube video for tips on mixing grey colors in watercolor with the 3 color palette. 
Let's Practice!
Watercolor Mixing Grays with a Limited primary palette of just three colors. You will need:
  1. Fabriano Artistico, Arches or Saunders Waterford 140# watercolor paper 
  2. Pentel waterbrush, 1/2" synthetic flat watercolor brush
  3. water in small plastic cup
  4. 3 small tubes of artist's quality watercolor (squeeze a bit out onto a saucer or make a DIY tiny travel palette and use the lid for mixing.
  5. Colors: Azo Yellow, Quinacridone Rose, Phthalo Blue (green shade)


  1. Great way for people to see some of the varieties you can get from a few colors.

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