Colour Ideas for Painting

Outline

Thinking of painting a picture? You need to have a colour scheme or plan, therefore you need to know how colour works. This art tutorial; Colour Ideas for Painting starts by explaining how to use the 12 colour, colour wheel. It explains the basics including the 3 primary colours, red, yellow and blue, the 3 secondary colours green orange and purple. And the fact that all other colours are called tertiary colours.

A variety of different colour schemes are discussed and how they can be applied to your painting. The following colour schemes are discussed in detail with pictorial examples: complementary colour schemes, split complementary colour schemes, analogous colour schemes and near complementary colour schemes.
Examples of great paintings, by artists such as Van Gogh, Claude Monet and Edvard Munch illustrate these colour schemes. The painting tutorial discusses how the colour schemes are used and show how you might create the schemes yourself.

How to mix the colour schemes mentioned and particularly how to mix greys by mixing complementary colours together on your palette is explained.

This art tutorial is aimed at beginners and those in school who are learning about colour and colour mixing. It is also aimed at people who wish to become an artist, but are unsure how use colour schemes to create different moods in their own painting. Colour ideas for painting will give your painting a boost.

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