From a very young age, we have been taught that red and blue make purple, just as yellow and blue mix to make green, and red and yellow make orange. However, how many times have you mixed a red and blue and the result is not purple or it is a yucky purple? You discovered that red and blue don’t make purple.
During my years of teaching color, I often hear painters complain about the difficulty in mixing a nice, clean and bright purple. They then go out and purchase tubes of purple paint and still they are not completely satisfied. It’s frustrating. [Read more…]