I taught a one-day workshop on color mixing at Edgewater Gallery last month, and have been asked by many to teach an online version of it. Color Mixing in Acrylics: Focus on Neutrals.
Zoom, Friday, June 2, 4:00 – 6:00 EDT.
Many color mixing workshops focus on color theory, and mixing colors around the color wheel. This is an important area of study, but often the softer, more nuanced muted and neutral colors get left behind. Neutrals – grays, beige, sand, taupe, charcoal, etc. – can form the real backbone of a painting by giving the bright colors more importance. Generally, lighter value neutrals carry very little visual weight. They serve as breathing room, letting other elements speak more loudly.
Here is a short video in which I demonstrate just one of the approaches included in the workshop on June 2. With this mixing technique, you will learn to control and alter colors generally, not just the neutrals.
Read more about the workshop, and sign up for it here.
I would love to read your comments on this video, or on your thoughts about neutrals or color mixing in general. Enjoy!