Painters, how do you mix pink? I suspect you grab a red, add white and Voilà! Or watercolorists just add water. However, executing this color mixing approach does not always result in a satisfactory pink for a particular subject or painting. A more systematic method to mixing this seemingly simple color can be helpful.
Like every color, pink encompasses a full range of hues. Pink is a pastel color sitting in the light value range. This can be one reasons why it can be a challenge to mix.
How Do You Mix Pink?
When confronted with this question of “How do I mix pink?” as for any desired mixture, I start with identifying the base or source color. In this situation, the base color is a red. Next I start thinking about designing a color mixing chart I want to create. Since I am not matching a particular pink for a specific subject or abstract painting, a chart is a good way to discover what I might available when I want a pink. There are many options and I encourage you to be creative in making your color charts. [Read more…]