Colour Mixing for Abstract Painting
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Colour Mixing for Abstract Painting

A beginners guide to colour mixing
4.7 (9 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
26 students enrolled
Created by Doris Charest
Last updated 3/2019
English
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to do basic colour mixing
  • How to use a colour wheel
  • How to identify primary, secondary and tertiary colours
  • How to create their own work using the basic colour combinations
  • How to tell the difference between high key and low key paintings
  • Learn some tips to creating great abstract paintings
Requirements
  • Be familiar with paint
  • Have some basic painting materials
Description

Learn the very basics of colour mixing in a way to create even better abstract paintings. Strong basics lead to strong paintings. Learn many  different ways to mix colour and how to identify primary colours, secondary colours and tertiary colours.  You will learn how to create these colours in an easy step by step manner that makes it easy for you to learn about colour.  Learn what a tint or a shade is and also the difference between high key colours and low key colours.  All along the way, you will get easy tips to make a better painting. Colour is essential in painting and if you use colour in the right way, you can create an impact that will attract many viewers.  Learn easy, simple tips that will help you make better colour choices. Most of all you will have fun creating artworks in colour.

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner abstract painters
  • Beginner painters
  • People who love art
Course content
Expand all 14 lectures 01:03:53
+ The Introduction to the course
1 lecture 02:58

An overview of what you will learn in this course.

Preview 02:58
+ Background for the course
2 lectures 06:25

A very short overview of colour mixing history.

Preview 04:46

These are the tips that will make your paintings better and words of wisdom that you can think about while you follow the course.  Listen to this section then come back to it when you are done.

Tips for creating a great paintng
01:39
+ Colour wheel basics
5 lectures 34:32

Primary colours are the basis of every colour.  Find out which colours those are and how to mix them.

Primary colors
07:56

Just what are secondary colours?  Find out here.  See examples of artwork that has secondary colours. Find out how to make your own secondary colours too.

Secondary Colors
09:33

An overview of how to mix tertiary colours and why these colours are important.


Tertiary colors
08:26

Learn the basics of complementary colours so that you can use them effectively.

Complementary colors video
03:39

Learn what a monochromatic painting is and how to get started.

Preview 04:58
+ Terms you need to know
5 lectures 17:13

The words High Key and Low Key are defined and some examples of each are shown.

High key and low key
01:46

Learn the difference between hue and value.  These are often confusing terms and here they are defined more clearly.

Hue and Value video
03:07

This is the first of three videos explaining shades, tints and neutrals.  This particular video focuses on shades, explaining what this term means.

Shades
05:01

Know what a tint is?  When you know, make you own. Tints are not hard to create.  Let's see how.

Tints
06:33

A fun quiz

Quiz
3 questions

What exactly is a neutral?  Find out here.

Neutrals
00:46
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 02:45

A summary of what we have learned and an inspirational message.

Conclusion
02:45