Painting: Blending Colors

Painting students have just started the semester and are beginning to work with watercolor paints. Before starting their first project; they are working on mixing colors and creating different values. They will be completing a series of practice paintings throughout the week to learn some techniques they may be interested in using to achieve various effects.

Below are examples of the grids students created to explore some of the various colors they can create by mixing their paints. Each student listed their 8 colors along the left and the top of their grid. Where each color meets they mixed the two to create a toned down or intensified version of the color.