I have been neglecting the art techniques category of my blog recently, having being allured to the world of crafts and not escaping. It’s like Hotel California, once you’ve entered the world of crafts you never want to leave. To redress the balance, here’s a short note about mixing greens in watercolours.
I found an old notebook from a watercolour course I once took. The teacher had loads of experience and used watercolours to paint landscapes.
I thought I’d share how he mixed greens with you. If you have the following colours in your watercolour set, try and experiment with these combinations:
Lemon Yellow + Cerulean Blue + Viridian Green + Paynes Grey
Cadmium Yellow + Cerulean Blue + French Ultramarine/Viridian Green + Paynes Grey
Yellow Ochre + Cerulean Blue + French Ultramarine + Paynes Grey
Raw Umber + Cadmium Yellow + Viridian Green + Paynes Grey
For a very dark green: Sap Green + Cobalt Blue