Learning how to mix various grays, is important in our painting world. We need de-saturated or gray-like colors give our eyes calming places to rest. These wonderful colors also help to make our more intense or saturated colors sing. What do I mean by GRAY?
I am referring to grays that carry a hue, such as a green-gray or a blue-gray. I am also referring to a gray that either leans toward a warm gray (carries a titch of brown) or a cool gray (carries a titch of blue.)
It is important to note that none of these grays are created by mixing white with black. By the way, I never mix gray using black and white because it is dull….it has little life to it.
When I begin to mix grays, I always ask myself, “What is the color opposite of my base color?” As you know, the opposite of purple is yellow. There are basically two yellows available to us. They are a green-yellow and an orange-yellow. Which yellow will yield the gray I am looking for? Watch the video below for the answer.
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Gratefully and colorfully yours,