How to Mix Natural-Looking Greens
Has the color green ever frustrated you? Or do you get overwhelmed with all of those yellows and blues and then wonder which to use to mix your green?
After reviewing and understanding two important color mixing concepts, you will learn how to mix bright and dull natural-looking greens with ease. Once you learn Carol's green-mixing strategy that is based on her Balanced Palette System, you will become a convert and love to mix green! You will also say good-bye to those unnatural-looking tube greens.
Students will engage in a number of exercises to better acquaint themselves with their tubes of paint. In addition, they will create color charts that will be an invaluable resource for future paintings.
If time allows, we will paint a “greens only” painting. Carol will demonstrate throughout the day to assure the information is processed to everyone’s satisfaction.
She has worked in watercolor, acrylics, oils, pastels and water-mixable oils and is comfortable with all painting styles - from realism to non-objective to abstract. Though it is not typical to have all media in one classroom, Carol has discovered how this enriches the learning experience.
Student Level: This workshop is for the advanced beginner to intermediate painter. Painters working in any tube-based media -- such as oil, watercolor, water-mixable oil, and acrylic -- are welcome. [An advanced beginner is a painter who has completed a minimum of 15 paintings and has taken other painting classes. The paintings do not necessarily need to be successful.]
Students Bring: 2-3 current paintings in addition to the materials on the supply list
Materials: A comprehensive supply list will be provided
Class Length: Six hours. For example, 9:30am to 4:30pm, which includes an optional 60-minute lunch break.
Instructor Fee: $60/student
Class Size: Minimum 6, maximum 22
Location: To be determined by the organizer
I'm a fused glass sculptural artist and have only ever painted with watercolors. Your teaching style is very effective and enjoyable. I love your answers to students, especially given your sense of humor and positive reinforcing attitude! For example, "I wear my paint attracting clothes in my studio" and "slobs are welcome..." Thanks for sharing yourself with your knowledge and talent. --Rhonda
Mixing green, ARGH! I now have a usable strategy to mixing greens and know which yellow and blue to use for various areas in my paintings. Thank you! --Glen