It occurred to my little OCD mind that it would be super cool to create yummy colour mixing recipes using a limited palette of acrylic paints. I have a feeling this is either completely inspired or absolute madness. I’m relying on you guys to tell me which. I will take silence as implicit agreement with the former.
The above colours were all made using the same three primary colours, plus white in some cases. One of my very favourite things about painting is choosing a colour scheme and colour mixing (also, paint-splattered aprons, the smell of Indian ink, and glee-inducing art supplies stores). I often say that painting for me is really just an excuse to continue “colouring-in”.
However, when I think about how many shades of red, yellow, and blue there are and that each can be mixed in different combinations with each other I feel completely overwhelmed and wonder how I’m ever going to find my optimal palette. So I limit the possibilities into bite-size pieces and take one yellow and blue and red at a time. I also enjoy the harmonious effect mixing all my colours from only three primaries creates. I record the colour results, step-by-step, in my little book of colours so I can discover and perfect my colour palette over time.
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