I loved painting this bear! When you color mix, you can just use the primary colors (red, yellow and blue) and get a whole range of colors. So I used this staple set of watercolors by Designs by Rachel Beth. Dance with Me gives you the primary colors (red, yellow and blue) along with a gray/green and a purple berry shade. It’s pretty versatile and I color mixed using my color mixing skills, to get the neutral brown for the bear and other colors using just 3 total.
I painted the brown by mixing three of the colors together and used it in the sunflowers and bear. I played with the values of the blue for the overalls and mixed red and blue to get a purple. That purple was added into the overalls. I kept incorporating the same three colors in different ways throughout the bear painting and that’s why it ended up being cohesive. My pieces have gotten stronger by understanding colors and color mixing to make my own unique colors. Just look at the rich greens in the flowers, this was from mixing different levels of yellow with blue and using layers!
You can grow in confidence in your painting as well when you take this color mixing course for beginners. Can’t wait to see you in class!