The Basics of Color Mixing in Watercolor

——   Created by Irina Trzaskos

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In this class, you will learn the essential rules of color mixing in watercolor. By the end of the class, you will be able to understand the relationship between the colors, create beautiful color schemes and mix any color you can think of in watercolor. This class works great together with my "Essential Watercolor Techniques for Beginners" class. These two classes provide all necessary information for creating beautiful watercolors. Let's get started!

The course project

For the projects of the class paint an advanced color wheel.

Printable template for the color wheel is attached as a file.

Start using the color wheel in mixing colors for your beautiful artwork. Upload the pictures of color wheel, color mixing, and the artwork itself. Thank you for watching, see you in my next class! x Irina.

I use "White Nights" watercolor paints by Nevskaya Palitra. For color wheel I used the following colors:

  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Scarlet Red Light
  • Carmine Red
  • Violet
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Blue (warm shade)
  • Emerald Green
  • Green 

You are welcome to practice color mixing with me in my other classes while painting actual projects, almost all my classes have a video on color mixing for the project we paint during the class. 

I am always looking forward to seeing your beautiful artwork, happy color mixing!

9 Lessons

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Supplies & Colors
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Painting a Basic Color wheel
Color Terminology
Analogous and Complementary Colors
Easy way of Creating Color Harmonies
Mixing any Color you can think of
Painting White Objects in Watercolor
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  • Project included
  • Teacher Q&A
  • 53m of on-demand video
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About the instructor

Hi, I am Irina - watercolor artist and illustrator.

Welcome to my channel dedicated to all Watercolor Beginners.

Here, I share my knowledge of watercolor, tips, tricks and techniques right from my studio in a small & beautiful town in Connecticut. In the last five years I taught over 65.000 …

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