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Title: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: dennis on August 23, 2013, 08:53:17 AM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these to this specific Lesson Posting only. This will also be of benefit to you as well in the future.  Thanks

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http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson71-mixing-greens-watercolour-template-instruction.pdf (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson71-mixing-greens-watercolour-template-instruction.pdf)
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: NHC50 on August 23, 2013, 11:44:59 AM
Dennis, Question, I have cad. red, but not light red. Also If I can not find Prussian blue when I go to Hobby Lobby what can be used? Because I will have to order it.
 Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: ncwren on August 23, 2013, 02:13:07 PM
Nina I'm going to wing it with the colors I have and wait and see what Dennis' colors do before I purchase any more-I don't have 4 of the colors listed.
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Val on August 23, 2013, 04:31:52 PM
Don't go and buy too many. Here's why...... I needed 'light red' for something I was doing a few years back. I just happened to be in Martinique (where the art shop is  :smitten: ) but they didn't have my usual brand. So, I thought I'd buy a different brand just this once. Well, there were two well known brands, both light red, but the colours are very much different. Since I wasn't sure which I needed...I bought both. Have hardly touched either one since....neither worked well for what I wanted. So....buyer beware, you may not get the colour you think you will. When I get the chance I'll buy the light red in my regular brand...niether of the other two is close to the light red of my regular brand. If you have a preferred brand, best to stick with it. You stand a much better chance of getting the colour result that you're after.
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: dennis on August 23, 2013, 07:56:58 PM
Please don't worry if you do not have the exact colours mentioned for the lesson. Just have 3 different kind of blues and 3 different kind of yellows. Even if you don't have 3 of each it does not matter at the moment, you can always fill the chart later on at your own time.

If you don't have light red then use burnt sienna. If you don't have prussian blue then use phthalo blue - get the message?

The idea here is to get some of the charts completed so that you can see how it is done and how it works. This lesson is a completely practical lesson and you will have charts for future reference. With time and practice you will use them less and less as you progress. This is actually an extension of the Lesson on Making a Colour Wheel.

This is exactly what I did for myself many years ago ;) I had no one to teach me - had to puzzle all this out by myself.
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: NHC50 on August 23, 2013, 08:33:40 PM
COOOOL!!!! I have Phthalo blue. I didn't really want to go buy another color. Thanks Dennis.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Tousabella on August 25, 2013, 07:10:52 PM
I made a chart like Dennis'....Green for trees, foliage, and grass.  I have it right on the wall by my puter and always refer to it. This will be great to have more....the charts are so much easier and faster when your brain is asking...what the he** color green is that?  LOL
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Val on August 25, 2013, 07:24:04 PM
.the charts are so much easier and faster when your brain is asking...what the he** color green is that?  LOL

 :2funny: Bella I say that every time I look out at the jungle!! So many greens  :D I had no idea.
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Happychappy on August 25, 2013, 07:45:26 PM
Mixing greens, I think, must be one of the most difficult of all the colour mixings for there are even books written about it.  So, thank you Dennis for walking us all through this important subject.  Much appreciated by us all, I am sure.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Happychappy on August 25, 2013, 10:13:14 PM
 :thankyou:  Dennis for a very interesting and informative class.  I really enjoyed it.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 25, 2013, 10:15:30 PM
Dennis and Nolan,

Thanks for the mixing greens class.  I know I can do better paintings now with this knowledge.

Very worthwhile two hours!!! (or more, huh Dennis!)

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: MSWcrane on August 25, 2013, 10:31:54 PM
Oh, I wanted to take that live class but forgot to register and then slept through the first half, Darn missed it. :tickedoff:   :envy: :'(
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Harald on August 25, 2013, 10:32:36 PM
This is a very useful lesson. I will continue with it in my own pace.
Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: doina on August 25, 2013, 10:39:33 PM
Great lesson! Thank you Dennis and Nolan. For sure I'll continue charts for other color combinations that give me problems. Let's go  :painting: Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: dennis on August 25, 2013, 10:55:04 PM
Great charts there, Harald :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Val on August 25, 2013, 11:05:32 PM
BRILLIANT !!!  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:   I think you'll sleep much better Dennis...just knowing that's one less
thing I can drive you  :idiot2: about!  ;) Fantastic class.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Here's my go.... only had one sheet handy... so... I'll do it again... BIGGER! I need all the help I can get.  ;D

Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: doina on August 25, 2013, 11:17:56 PM
Here are my renditions. Somehow, the camera shows them on the blue-ish side. They are greener in reality. I realy consider buying a better one. I just have to talk with the CFO to see if we can budget it  :2funny: :2funny:

Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: dennis on August 25, 2013, 11:23:49 PM
Wonderful, Val and Doina :clap: :clap: :clap: Just look at all the greens you can play around with now O0
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Val on August 25, 2013, 11:27:14 PM
Thanks Dennis ... AND I finally kept up!!!  :yippee:     :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: dennis on August 25, 2013, 11:30:00 PM
 :cheering: :cheering: :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 25, 2013, 11:59:49 PM
Since my charts look just like the ones done by Val, Doina, and Harold,  I'll just save bandwidth and not post mine.

It was a fun class.  Glad I got to be a part of it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: dennis on August 26, 2013, 12:01:37 AM
 O0 Mea
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Lillian on August 26, 2013, 01:31:50 AM
Sorry I missed the class!   :'(   


I have a friend visiting.  I won't say an 'old' friend, but we've been friends since childhood.


Interesting colour charts, folks.   :clap: :clap: :clap:


Val, it looks like you had good internet connection today.   :yippee:
 :congrats:  for keeping up with Dennis!   O0


I''m looking forward to the replay and learning more about making greens.
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: jrhall036 on August 26, 2013, 02:23:58 AM
Nice color charts, everyone! It really was a great class, wasn't it?

I hung up my color charts on the wall next to my studio table so I can refer to it when needed, or for inspiration. I had no idea that I could get so many colors from the few colors we worked with today. A very important class, to be sure!

 
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: CarolHorvath on August 26, 2013, 04:04:39 AM
Okay, here is my chart that I forgot to make until 2 minutes before class. I used 5 blues and wondering if he used more. I needed to leave 15 minutes before the end of class. I will be making more charts for other colors. Having a book of the colors is not the same as actually doing one yourself. Love it thank you Dennis!!   :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: dennis on August 26, 2013, 05:01:10 AM
Carol, look at all the lovely greens and variations :clap: :clap: :clap:
It's the age old story- Book knowledge does not help until it is actually put into practice.
There we go again with my most favourite word - Practice  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: jrhall036 on August 26, 2013, 01:44:16 PM
I already put these up on my wall (please ignore the weird wallpaper), and I was planning on doing more mixes before posting, but here you go:


Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Val on August 26, 2013, 05:47:10 PM
Nicely done Carol and Jani. I'm going to set up a new bigger chart on my big board. I still have a couple of different blues to try out. This is so cool!  :yippee:

Dennis....could you possibly give us a similar list to use for making browns? I tend to end up with a lot of orangey mud! Thank you kindly Oh-One-Eye-My King.  ;) :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: doina on August 26, 2013, 07:03:54 PM
Hi Val, here is a list of colors than you can use to make browns. I am using a lot this list:
1 - yellow, red and blue
2 - blue and orange
3 - red and green
4 - yellow and purple
5 - mixing together the earth colors in different proportions/concentrations.
I hope I helped, Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: dennis on August 26, 2013, 07:43:52 PM
You have the principle now for mixing colours. Take the colours that Doina has put forward and make similar charts. You will be surprised at what comes out of them. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Val on August 26, 2013, 08:18:14 PM
Thanks much Doina. Just writing it down in my book.  :yippee: :1hug:

I'll do a post when I'm done Dennis.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: waterbug on August 27, 2013, 11:28:00 AM
Dennis,

I hate to spoil the party but I have to comment that over two hours of how to make a colour chart is not money well spent. This lesson should be a give-away. I was expecting a more artistic approach to the subject of mixing greens. Perhaps mixing on the paper with different techniques using scenic or other examples in subjects where a lot of green is required. The concept of the colour chart can be picked up in a half hour at most without the painful patience required to watch someone paint little boxes all class. Since we all have our own selection of pigments we use, we have to create our own anyway.

A better approach would have been to show how a color chart is created and then move on to something which is not so obvious such as blue over a layer of dry yellow etc.

Sorry, your other classes were worth the time to watch but this one is a lesson in patience.

Regards,
Alan
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Val on August 27, 2013, 11:44:42 AM
To some of us, me if you like, that have a bit of a vision impairment...this lesson was and is invaluable. Also, for anyone who has never seen or made a colourchart, it is a very worthwhile exercise to see how it is done. As we have all levels of experience at PB, those with more knowledge and experience hopefully will have the patience to help bring the others along. That's my two ha'pennies.  :)

this one is a lesson in patience.

Regards,
Alan


A lesson in patience. This in itself is worth the price of admission.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: doina on August 27, 2013, 12:04:24 PM
I believe that this lesson was great for the beginers! I started watercolor last year in April. Just some guidance from the arts and crafts director here at the community. It took me 5 months of frustration on mixing colors with bad results. Then, I found a book called "600 watercolor mixes" by Sharon Finmark. What a revelation! Since then I am making charts for myself for different colors and nuances. I am very pleased by the way Dennis presented the class. Sometime I knew already what he was talking, but it was worth to have a reinforcement. Do not forget Alan, any type of art/painting needs patience! Not everyone is experienced and with every class you learn something new. Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: jrhall036 on August 27, 2013, 12:58:37 PM
Do you think you might have been a bit too harsh with the criticism, Alan? Here on PB, we are all at different levels of study, and Dennis has to address all levels at the same time. If he would have taught the class in the way you wanted, he would have lost more than at least half of the class, who are still struggling with color mixing. And in his defense, he did mention that this would be a practical lesson, not necessarily a "creative" one, as you mention. Additionally, the handout, which was posted well before the class started, showed quite clearly what was going to be done. Personally, I found the lesson quite informative and helpful. Until I actually applied the principles on paper, I had no idea I could get that many colors from very basic mixes. Now I have charts that I can go by, rather than relying on "hit or miss" to get the colors I want. Maybe if you had painted along instead of just watching, your patience would not have been tried. Jump on in!  The water is fine!   :1hug: 
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 27, 2013, 02:36:58 PM
Alan,

We all see things differently.  The lesson on mixing greens was worth a lot to me.  I didn't want the class to end.  I wanted Dennis to keep mixing colors all day.  I found it fascinating.

There are those of us who have a lot to learn.  This was a great lesson.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Happychappy on August 27, 2013, 06:23:15 PM
This is one of my charts for the colour mixing as I did charts for almost all of the blues in my possession. I didn't realise how many greens one could get from mixing different colours and found the lesson to be most informative as I always struggle with my colours.  Thank you Dennis once again for a wonderful lesson.   Patricia
 
 
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Happychappy on August 27, 2013, 06:44:03 PM
Alan, I have just read your post and was dismayed that you thought the cost of the lesson was money not well spent.  You are obviously a master artist but for us beginners, I found the lesson informative and well worth the money and time spent as I struggle with the mixing of colours.  Further in Dennis' defence, you must not lose sight of the fact that he is teaching artists of all levels and therefore has to try and cater to everyone's needs.  It is your prerogative to sign up for any lesson you may/may not wish to take. Dennis goes to lengths to explain what the lesson will be about before we book it which everyone can view by clicking on the blue box "Watch Paint Basket TV now" at the top of your screen.  Hope that this helps you and we look forward to having you join lessons of your choice in the future.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: dennis on August 27, 2013, 08:40:58 PM
Alan, thank you for attending the lesson and for your interesting comment.
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I was expecting a more artistic approach to the subject of mixing greens.
The sign-up page was very clear on how the lesson would be conducted - let me quote:
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This lesson will be mostly about mixing and combining of colours to produce a range of greens that will look good in paintings. In the end you will have a set of charts which will serve you in all your future paintings
I have been teaching art for over 25 years - 20 of which is full time as a professional artist and my experience is that even if one has a 1000 art books in a bookshelf they mean relatively nothing until the head knowledge is put into finger practice and then in a proper systematic approach - not higgeldy piggeldy as most are wont to do. I know many artists who still struggle to mix greens properly - maybe you are one of the lucky ones.

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A better approach would have been to show how a color chart is created and then move on
This lesson was about finger practice. One swallow does not make a summer! Blue over a dry yellow is not mixing - that is glazing.

With this lesson I have set before the attendees a set of charts and a highway along which they will progress to become excellent artists who will eventually will have virtually no problems in mixing colours in any medium.

I am glad that you enjoyed the previous lessons and sincerely hope you will continue to stay with us and also be of help and encouragement to the other members who who are (and were) mostly beginners when they joined the Paint Basket and have progressed wonderfully. I am proud of all of them :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Lillian on August 27, 2013, 09:43:04 PM
I missed the live class but I just finished watching the replay and I plan to watch it again while I work on mixing greens and making a colour chart. 



I learn something new in each class and some things get reinforced.
It's great to see so many colour charts appearing here.   :congrats:  everyone!



 :thankyou: Dennis.  I really appreciate the replay and I'm looking forward to the pdf.


I am privileged to have the opportunity to benefit from your years of painting experience.   :1hug: :flowers:


 



Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Tousabella on August 28, 2013, 02:17:06 AM
Welllll.....wouldn't that frost your cupcake!!...I can't download my pictures from my camera for some 'cyber reason', so ... I have done four sheets of colors for greens and great 'earth' colors.
I'll post when I find the cyber Dr...hope he makes house calls!   :2funny:


Well...The Dr. is in!!  This is next day, and I have my pics. Phew.


Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: NHC50 on August 29, 2013, 09:14:18 PM
Val and Dennis you could not of said it any better. I for one find this kind of lesson very valuable. No I have not done it yet, But I will. Greens do still give me trouble. Thanks again Dennis.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
PS. Bella you are a trip.  :2funny: :2funny:  God Bless you. You make my day.  :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Val on August 30, 2013, 12:11:05 AM
Point, and game! This exercise in greens is about to SAVE my poor rickety shack!  ^-^
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Lillian on August 30, 2013, 12:44:09 AM
Oh my, Retta!  You've been a very busy girl!     :painting: :painting: :painting: Good for you!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap:


You really put me to shame!  :blush:   


It's great to see so much activity on the forum and so many productive artists here!


Meanwhile, I'm still on a learning curve with my new Apple laptop.  My laser jet, purchased 6 years ago isn't compatible, none yet available.  I'm hoping some manufacturer will do some fancy artwork of their kind and put one on the market. 
This summer turns out to be a bit 'Time Out' from drawing and painting.   :'(


Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: ShirleyFrapp on September 09, 2013, 07:26:50 AM
I'm late because I have been far from home for a week. No computers over there. Anyway I have done my home work: this is my mixing greens


Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Happychappy on September 09, 2013, 12:45:51 PM
 O0  Very neat Shirley.  Gosh, there are so many possibilities with mixing of green, it boggles one's mind.  Not that that is difficult as one gets up in age!!! 


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Val on September 09, 2013, 02:51:24 PM
Good job Shirley.  O0 I like the greens you created with the gamboge and Q. gold. Might have to see about some of those....  :whistle:      :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 09, 2013, 05:45:08 PM
Wow, Shirley, your greens are so neatly done and the colors are truly distinguishable.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: ShirleyFrapp on September 10, 2013, 09:15:14 AM
Thank you very grazie  :)  You're so good to me!
See you soon.

Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: C.Bodine on November 20, 2013, 09:50:05 PM
I am way behind, but here is my attempt at a chart.  I used Cerulean Blue with my yellows and oranges. (I got one orange out of order and one of my rows got a little crooked, which is driving me crazy!  :idiot2: ) I don't know if I am putting the color on too thick. Maybe they should be watered down more! Not real happy with it, but I have redone it three times!!! Guess I will move on to other colors......or maayybbee... do it again!(and get my line straight! :D
 
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: C.Bodine on November 20, 2013, 09:51:28 PM
I have no idea what that is showing up sooo large! Sorry!
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Val on November 20, 2013, 10:46:20 PM
I wouldn't worry about a line being a bit crooked C.  The chart looks good.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 21, 2013, 02:25:49 AM
C Bodine


I think it's an impressive looking chart.  Your colors look so vivid.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: C.Bodine on November 21, 2013, 03:26:16 AM
Thanks, Val and Mea. That was just one color of blue.  I think I have about 4 more. Then on to all the other color combos that can be made with my colors. I figure by the end of all these color charts, I will know how to do one right, but too tired to do it again, so they will just have to do! :)
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Tousabella on November 22, 2013, 05:44:09 PM
Wasn't....and isn't....this a great lesson!!  This was so much fun, and, I too, need to mix some more colors. Good job, Chris, and good luck with the rest of your colors.  I want to 'mix' some other colors, too, just to see what comes up.  On the green charts, it's easier to find than on the color wheel. Today, the color was mixed just a little different than last time, so you end up with great graduations of colors.
This is really fun!!
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: MSWcrane on November 24, 2013, 04:09:17 PM
Christina, to me your charts look wonderful!

I am wondering however, why you made 7 mixes when all other charts I have seen in this post have 6 mixes?   :confused:   Sorry, this is my eye for details, just curious.   ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: C.Bodine on November 24, 2013, 06:25:41 PM
Sue, thank you. Actually, the 7 squares was an accident. I started drawing my charts and measured incorrectly, so it came out to 9 squares.(two for the original colors and 7 to make mixes.) Then I couldn't stand the thought of having the rest of the rows different, :-\   so I did them all the same. That means all my charts will have 7 from here on out, too!!! :D
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: MSWcrane on November 24, 2013, 06:30:07 PM
Well Christina, that's a perfectly good reason for sure  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Val on November 24, 2013, 06:40:20 PM
Look at it this way, you are going to have more greens to choose from!  O0 :heeha:
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Danielle123 on November 01, 2014, 09:22:14 PM
That was fun to do, and i noticed that if I have no burnt sienna I can use light cadmium red and just a touch of viridian, and light cadmium orange with a touch of viridian gives you a yellow ochre.  At least close enough.
Here is my chart. 
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 01, 2014, 09:39:59 PM
Danielle, Thi is really nice.  You colors are so vivid.  What brand of WC are you using?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Danielle123 on November 01, 2014, 10:22:22 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, I inherited some paints from my father in law and they were all dry so I opened all the tubes and put them all in some ice trays with lids but I think they were mostly Winsor Newton.  I have a few still not open and they are Windsor Newton.  Also i used a fair amount of pigment.
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Val on November 02, 2014, 02:41:39 PM
Beautiful chart Danielle... I enjoyed doing the charts, fun to see all the possibilities...plus a real bonus to be able to mix the colours if I run out. I never know where or when I'll find my next art shop, or if they even have what I need. It's all a great adventure!
I seem to have 'gained' a couple more colours while up here... me thinks I shall have to do another chart!   :yippee:     ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Danielle123 on November 02, 2014, 11:17:09 PM
  :thankyou: Val, it was fun to see all the new colours and not having to struggle trying to mix it anymore.  What new colours did you just get?
 
You should see the coulours i have gotten from my father in law. I have about 36 colours.  And now i will be able to know the composition of each of them. 
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Bellarina on January 16, 2015, 12:02:14 AM

Spent the last couple of days working on these mixing green charts.
Surprising how many greens you can get with so few of colors.

I won't let my husband know   >:D since he scored 86 (14ml) Winsor Newton
artist watercolors on Ebay for $200  :heeha:.  That he gave me for Christmas.
Imagine how many greens I could get from all those colors.  :2funny: :2funny:
Suppose I'll just save them as convenience paints.  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: ncwren on January 16, 2015, 12:32:03 AM
 :heeha:  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: doina on January 16, 2015, 12:42:03 AM
what a great geen sample! and organized too! Congratulations! this patience will pay off x 1000.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Bellarina on January 16, 2015, 01:22:05 AM
 :thankyou: Natalie and Doina.  I am using a watercolor sketch pad for the exercises.  Liked the smooth
texture of the paper.  Hoping to fill it up with more color mixing.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Danielle123 on January 16, 2015, 02:00:16 AM
Robin these are nice colour charts and in a water colour sketch pad what a great idea.   :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Bellarina on January 16, 2015, 02:16:17 AM
Thanks Danielle, yes the watercolor sketchbook worked wonderfully.
The photos don't show the hue correctly, but each square is different.
Used more squares than the class and probably could of used more.  So many different
colors to make from golds to browns to greens and turquoises, the colors are limitless.
Great class.
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 16, 2015, 02:48:01 AM
Great color charts and your husband is a stud for getting so many great paints at such a marvelous price for the love of his life!!
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Bellarina on January 16, 2015, 03:50:40 AM
Sharon your such a sweetie,  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Bellarina on January 16, 2015, 04:15:06 AM
Yes Sharon he stands 100% behind me, while Dennis stands 110%.  Got to love them both
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Val on January 21, 2015, 05:04:15 PM
 :yippee: It's so nice to be loved!  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on May 27, 2015, 09:15:05 AM
Mixing greens.
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: dennis on May 27, 2015, 08:35:35 PM
Excellent and very neat, Louisa :clap: :clap: :clap: 
The best I've seen so far O0
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on May 27, 2015, 09:44:56 PM
Wow thank you SO much Dennis.  :thankyou  :hug::
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Val on May 28, 2015, 02:05:57 PM
WOW!  :heeha: That is an exceptionally well done chart. You have excellent water/paint ratio control.  O0 I know I have a tendency to use too much water in mixes more times than not.  Well done!  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on May 28, 2015, 03:01:53 PM
Thank you Val, I appreciate it very much. :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #71 - Mixing Greens
Post by: Bellarina on May 28, 2015, 05:57:21 PM
Very neat job Louisa, I had fun with this one, except I made 12 values per mix
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