|Weeds 8x8 oil on Masonite panel painted on location on the Des Moines River|
Greens are much like the video on mixing purple. There are yellows that lean towards orange/red and blues that lean towards green or purple. If you figure that out before you start mixing you're on the right path.
Why mix your greens instead of using tube greens? So many reasons why, but here' a few.
- It's easier to carry around two tubes of yellow and two tubes of blue. Some brands of paint have over 50 different greens. Do you want to carry 50 tubes of paint around?
- Cost effective. Do you want to buy 50 tubes of green paint?
- When you mix your colours you tend to have better colour harmony on the canvas.
- Tube greens don't always match what you find in nature.
|Green Pond 5x7 watercolour on Arches cold press|
I could probably write a post every day for the next month and still not cover everything there is to know about mixing just greens.