Here is a wonderful video created by Artist and Instructor Will Kemp from www.willkempartschool.com. In this video, he will teach you how to create a variety of beautiful greens using acrylic paints.
If you spend any time outdoors observing nature, then you must already know the variety of greens that are there. There are warm yellow greens, cool blue greens, bright greens and dull greens. So you may find it rather challenging when it comes time to mix your own greens out of acrylic paint. There are some beautiful tubed greens on the market, but to really match the vast amount of greens that appear in nature, you must learn how to mix your own.
By the way, this video will work just as well with Oil Paints. While we are on the topic , you may want to also check out another post I put together a while back on mixing greens here. You may also want to check out a fantastic DVD created by my good friend Richard Robinson called Mastering Color. Back to the lesson at hand.
For this particular demonstration, Will is using Golden Heavy Body Acrylics, which are fantastic paints. If you haven’t tried them out yet,
Golden Heavy Body Artist Acrylics.
The colors you will need if you will be following along are Burnt Umber, Cadmium Yellow Light, Carbon Black, Ultramarine Blue and Pthalo Blue (Green Shade). These 5 colors alone will produce a wonderful variety of greens.
After you have gone through this exercise, try the exercise again only try using different colors. You could use a different yellow for instance or perhaps a different blue. Try adding oranges like Burnt Sienna or Cadmium Orange. You will be amazed at the endless amount of greens you can create. Enjoy!
A big thanks to Will Kemp for sharing this wonderful video demo. Visit his Website here for more great resources from Will