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bakeinspain

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on: March 30, 2013, 10:05:08 AM
Perusing the web ::) and found this on colours and proportions for mixes. May not be to everyone's taste but I found it useful in understanding colour.

http://english.iro-color.com/colorchart/cmyk/index.html

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Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013, 11:36:54 AM
One thing you need to keep in mind is that dependent on what brand you are using, you may not get the same end result in your mix. There are slight differences in the colours even if they have the same name.
That is why it is important to make a colour wheel using your paints.  O0    :)
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Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 01:03:08 PM
Yup, that is why I was investigating colours to start with. I've printed off a few blank colour wheels to work on tomorrow ;D
I have a real mix of paints, different brands, types and colours, some of which I have not even opened and one set that was in such a nice presentation box (that I was given years ago) that I could not bear to tear into. :2funny: A bit like keeping your furniture wrapped in plastic....

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Reply #3 on: March 30, 2013, 01:04:31 PM
Thanks Sandra...interesting and useful.  You are right, Val...change your brand, make new color wheel!
Sandra....do you use printer paper for a wheel, or just print off a bunch to transfer to your w/c paper?

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Reply #4 on: March 30, 2013, 10:00:02 PM
I printed off several onto normal printer paper, I will transfer some to watercolour paper when I get some more (paper). I have some coming over with a friend in a couple of weeks, (ebay seller gave free postage in UK but not to Spain) and I may as well wait for that. I'll do some on the printer paper, I have already stuck it to card and hubby has a laminator somewhere... :)

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Reply #5 on: March 31, 2013, 03:37:02 AM
Hi Sandra. . .if you are interested in color and mixing color you need look no further than this site right here!  :)
 
Both Dennis and Nolan teach color theory classes; Nolan teaches a free oil painting class that covers, in detail all the aspects of colour mixing and the use of the colour wheel. Although he teaches in oil, the theory crosses all mediums. Dennis teaches a class in watercolour colour mixing and the use of the colour wheel as well. I have watched them both and they are not to be missed, if you are serious about learning the ins and outs of colour.
 
The problem inherent in sites such as the one you found is that it is impossible for you, at home, to duplicate the results they achieve and you will no doubt frustrate yourself trying. As Val so wisely suggested, your time would be much better spent using your own paints and making up colour wheels. . . learning what your paints will and will not do.
 
Always, whenever possible, use the same type of paper you plan on using for your final painting to do your colour wheel. Paint & color behave differently on different papers and something that looks great on one may look totally different once it had dried on another. 
 
Just my 2 cents and some things I have learned through trial and error. . .  :gl2:
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