Seashore Shadow Mixing Recipes
Shoreline Shadow Mixing Recipies
When it comes to sand and shells and sea SUBTLETY is key!
To mix these colours requires adding tiny increments of pigment at a time.
To mix their shadow counterparts necessitates equal focus on small additions of colour to avoid lurching uncontrollably from hue to hue and missing the mark.
The colours we will use are :-
Perinone Orange or any bright orange
Quinacridone Burnt Orange - or any burnt orange/rust
Cobalt Teal Blue - or any turquoise green
Manganese Blue - or any pale blue
Buff Titanium - or any pale biscuit
Yavapai Genuine - or any chocolate brown
Quinacridone Coral - or any bright pink
Green Gold - or any bright grass green
Permanent Alizarin Crimson - or any ruby red
Ultramarine Violet - or any pale purple
Amazonite - or any emerelad green and
Indanthrone Blue - or any navy blue
So - watch the short video and then go to your palette and paper and PLAY - hesitantly at first.
Practice picking 1 colour and adding a SMALL amount of any other colour to see what you get.
Like learning the notes on a piano there is no shortcut to knowing your colours and their mixes.
Enjoy this delicate discovery!
Here is a sample play session from my own ocean sketchbook -
Print off my prepared colour chart attached as a jpeg below called
Shoreline Shadow Mixing Recipes
but do not simply rely on it - try your hand yourself!
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