Welcome to another watercolour Tutorial!
I hope you will paint along to the short video I have made for you, watch how to paint your own simple colour wheel.
The colours I am using are the 3 primary’s
a warm and cool of each.
Thats 6 colour in total.
This is all you need to get started. From these 6 colours you should be able to make every colour in the spectrum.... in theory.
I will put a list of the colour names below.
So grab your supplies and follow along...
You now have a complete rainbow which includes your 3 primary colours and 3 tertiary colours.
This exercise is essential for all beginners (All my students do this as a first exercise to learn the colour names and how to mix clean colour). As you learn, becoming more aware of colours and colour mixing, a bit further down the track, new colours are added to our palette.
There is another reason for learning this...
Understanding colour schemes
When choosing a palette a good place to start is with either
A complimentary colour scheme
An Harmonious (Analogues) colour scheme.
I will discuss this more in another post.
Here he is our beautiful colour wheel.
You can choose to paint any shape you wish.
The shape I have chosen to use here is the Seed of Life.
You can learn how to draw this yourself with my tutorial here
The Seed of Life Drawing Tutorial
Our colours are
Lemon Yellow - cool yellow
Cadmium Yellow- warm yellow
Cadmium Red - warm red
Rose Madder - cool red
Ultramarine Blue - warm blue
Prussian Blue - cool blue
I love Windsor & Newton - Cotmans Watercolour.
This is a great Watercolour for students. Reliable, consistent, beautiful clean pigment with just the right amount of transparency.
You can find it in most Art supplies stores AND it’s super affordable too!
The most important thing of all....
play, experiment and have fun!
For those ready to move on to something a bit more challenging check out these tutorials
Watercolour Colour Sampler Tutorial
Watercolour Feather Tutorial