The Magic of Colour Mixing in Acrylic

Getting to Grips with Colour to Enhance Your Paintings
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1hr 5min of on-demand video

The principles of colour mixing
Mixing complementary colours
Making tints, tones and shades
Identifying colour temperature
Choosing a limited palette for a painting


  • A basic acrylic paint set and brushes - I recommend Winsor & Newton Galeria
  • Paper suitable for acrylic painting, plus a few canvas boards


Have you ever struggled to get the colour you really want?

Do you lose vibrancy in your mixes and sometimes end up with mud?

I can help!

As a professional artist I am still fascinated with colour and colour relationships, and I love to help others with understanding it so they can get the most out of their painting.

Colour is so important - it conveys mood and evokes memories. Ever looked at a painting where you can almost smell it and hear the sounds as if you were standing there yourself? Colour plays a huge part in connecting with others.

In this course I will demystify colour theory and take you through it stage by stage with video tutorials and demonstration paintings, accompanied by downloadable PDF information sheets for you to collect and keep as your own reference material.

My aim in this course is to help you understand colour theory better and inspire you to experiment with how you use colour.

I am confident this course will inspire you and increase your skills so you can create the paintings you want.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners and near beginners
  • People who wish to refresh their knowledge in colour theory


professional artist and tutor
Deborah Burrow
  • 4.0 Instructor Rating
  • 339 Reviews
  • 13,120 Students
  • 3 Courses

         "Inspiring Creativity in Art" 

            I regularly work with people who struggle to get really creative with their painting. My lessons and workshops are fun, inspiring and informative and I enjoy teaching others about the techniques I use in my own artworks. I specialise in creating texture in acrylics and watercolour paintings using different techniques. 

       I am a British artist living and working in the beautiful county of Suffolk, UK. 

            My artworks include acrylic, watercolour and mixed media, on canvas, wood and paper, available in contemporary galleries in UK. 

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