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Introduction to color theory

25 Jan 2020

Pattie

I started art school, but decided to make it a hobby instead! Mostly work in graphite and watercolor, but I’m branching out into acrylics and oil

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These rules can be used in any medium from watercolor to oil paints.

Primary colors:

Those that you cannot mix other colors to create

The primary colors

Traditional: Red, yellow, and blue

Secondary colors:

Those you create by mixing primary colors together

The secondary colors

Traditional: Orange, green, and purple

Tertiary colors:

Those you create by mixing primary and secondary colors together

The tertiary colors

Traditional: Yellow-green, yellow-orange, blue-green, blue-purple, red-purple, red-orange

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