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thegrindre

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on: September 29, 2014, 12:17:45 PM
Hi all,
Did anybody create a mixing formula for each color? Well, our most common colors anyway.  :)
For instance, how do you make burnt umber for watercolors?
If there's a link, please point me to it.
 :thankyou:
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NHC50

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Reply #1 on: September 29, 2014, 02:34:38 PM
Rick go to Watercolor classes and find color mixing. Now that will show you how to mix colors to get what you want. See if that helps.

Nina  :flowers:
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Sacgal/Sharon

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Reply #2 on: September 29, 2014, 05:05:25 PM
Nina's right, Rick. If you follow the WC courses each lesson Dennis demonstrates lots of color mixing. It's amazing what he teaches us to create with such a limited palette.
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Sharon


Maryna

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Reply #3 on: September 29, 2014, 08:21:19 PM
Just to add on what the ladies have said. You should create a colour wheel with the colours and brands you have on hand as there will be some differences between brands, that will be you main reference  ;)
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Reply #4 on: September 30, 2014, 12:40:21 AM
As the ladies say...
The colour wheel doesn't change because you use another medium; just try what your own wc's do.


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Reply #5 on: September 30, 2014, 05:20:07 AM
It is me again.  :2funny: go to the free watercolor class. Cosmos this is the introduction to watercolor. The reason I am telling you this is because I too was an acrylic painter and I knew nothing about watercolor. So I started at the beginning. Which I am glad I did. I don't even have a  desire to paint with acrylics. But hope someday I will.
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Reply #6 on: September 30, 2014, 06:55:44 AM
OK, got it.  :thankyou:
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