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Jeanne Downing, Certified Decorative Artist, demonstrates how to recognize the value and temperature of color hen brush mixing ...
with oil paints.
Tags:Brush Mixing,Color Temperature,color theory,Oil Painting,Value of a Color
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Welcome! I am Jeannine Downing and the focus of this tutorial is about teaching yourself how to see warms and cools, lights and darks as your brush mixing your colors to apply to the surface of your painting.
If you were going to go into cad red light, by itself it just looks red. But when you add plus, Rose sienna it makes it more of a red or orange because you are adding a yellow to it though be it a dark yellow. And so your color looks like this which is a little bit darker than the cad red light by itself.
Now, I am going to wipe off my brush and I am just going to pick up some cad red light and now I am going to go in maples yellow.
Now, this color is a little bit color, but it also looks a little more orangery. I am going to put it down next to the cad red light and Rose sienna so that you can see the difference. So this is lighter, this is darker. This is actually warmer and this is actually cooler.
Now, let us go into the burke Carmen. Burke Carmen by itself it is really red violet. I am just going to pull some Burke Carmen out here. And then, it is kind of dark, so you might not be able to see. So I am going to sneak over here and over the white and you can see that it really is a red violet color.
Now, I drive wipe my brush because I want to take Burke Carmen and I want to mix it with some cad red light. I am going to go back and fort. I had some cad red light and Burke Carmen mixed together here earlier, so I will just kind of go back into that puddle. And I am going to lay that down next to this.
Now you can see that this is much darker. It is also cooler than this and this. Now, if I wanted to warm that up, I might go into Burke Carmen and in order to warm it up if when into a yellow such as maple yellow deep, let us just see what happens. I am going to go over here into maples yellow deep with the Burke Carmen and blend it the two together. Here it was cad red light and maple yellow deep appears Burke Carmen and maple yellow deep.
You can see that this is cooler and darker than this. Yet, it is warmer than just Burke Carmen by itself. Here is some Burke Carmen by is cooler. Add some yellow to it such as maples yellow deep, it warmed it up and it also lightened. So it made it lighter in value.
These kinds of things are important for you to teach your eye to see so that as you are painting, you can add warms and cools within your painting suddenly and also dramatically because this would add interest to your painting. And it would invite people to come and look at your painting and stay and visit.
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