Hello! Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope that you will find this a rewarding sketchbook project, no matter your experience with watercolors.
And yes, I mean that we will be creating red! When we glaze the orange over the magenta, the red will appear, like magic. I have to admit, there is a tiny part of me that loves being able to mix a "primary" color. It's like I'm fighting the patriarchy with magenta.
A quick look at terms:
I've combined the Handprint suggestions for colors, and the Gurney Journey suggestions to come up with something that works for me. I remember it with the mnemonic - You ROde My Bus Cousin Gus. It is essentially the Gurney mnemonic, but I subbed in red-orange (ROde), because I find it more useful.
And for me, that is one of the real gems of re-learning to think of the color wheel as color theory instead of color rules. It's so much easier to give myself permission to "wiggle" things around. If you would like to check out some blog posts with little to no "wiggle", I suggest this one by John Muir Laws and this one at inventorArtist.
If you are curious, I used the following paints for this demo:
8. Keep glazing 3 slices at time - enjoy the magic as new colors emerge!
An earlier version of this tutorial was here.
Reply below with Instagram pictures of your color wheels and I will be sure to like and comment.
Also, what are your favorite Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow watercolors? I always want to hear about good paints to try!
Have a good one, and as always, be kind to yourself. :)
Abigail, or AEE Miller, loves the following: art, Halloween, her family, learning, and so much more!