Color mixing basics

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I’ve been writing a monthly article for the PleinAir Today Newsletter for the last several months. The current article is titled Color Mixing for Beginners. I’m not particularly happy with the title because I’ve worked with many students that have been painting for years and still do not understand the basics of color or of color mixing. I believe you’ll find this article very enlightening and useful. To read the article, please click HERE.

This is an example of a color swatch and painting from my book, “Limited Palette, Unlimited Color”. The palette used for the swatch and painting is an Isosceles Triad, comprised of Yellow Green, Violet, and Red…created using Cadmium Yellow Pale, Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, and Titanium White. This and much more is thoroughly explained in the book.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my latest teaching video and book. The video and accompanying book, shown here, along with my first video, “Limited Palette Landscape”, include everything I’ve taught in my workshops. You can now take my oil painting workshop right in the comfort of your home, and for a lot less money than physically being present. (Click image to learn more)

John Pototschnik is an Art Renewal Center Living Master. To view his art and bio, please click HERE.


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