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with Carol McIntyre
Online Class

Acrylic Color Mixing Made Easy

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Learn how to mix acrylic paints with lessons from award-winning artist Carol McIntyre. Start by creating a pigment chart — a visual reference guide to all your colors. Take your color confidence further as Carol demystifies hue, value and chroma. Explore techniques for easily mixing complementary colors. Next, make color temperature simple as you create a two-primary color chart. Progress to painting a simple, beautiful still life using a pair of complementary colors. Then, mix clean secondary and tertiary colors that are bright or dull, and apply your new skills to paint a lovely purple flower. Move on to mixing natural-looking green hues to open up a landscape of painting possibilities. Plus, apply what you've learned to paint a pastoral landscape with both vivid and muted hues using a two-primary palette.


  • beginner
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h31m

Included in this Class

1. Getting to Know Your Acrylic Paints

1. Getting to Know Your Acrylic Paints

Meet artist Carol McIntyre and start developing your color mixing skills! Learn how to quickly organize your paints, then create a pigment chart -- an essential tool for effectively translating what you see onto canvas. You'll also gain familiarity with important paint properties and characteristics.

2. The Power of Complementary Colors

2. The Power of Complementary Colors

Deepen your understanding of complementary colors as you explore three attributes of color: hue, value and chroma. Discover how to create striking focal points within your work by pairing certain hues together. In addition, broaden your palette with Carol's technique for mixing complementary colors.

3. Color Bias of Primaries

3. Color Bias of Primaries

Continue expanding your knowledge of color by learning to see the subtle warm or cool tones in your red, yellow and blue paints. You'll get an in-depth explanation on how primary colors are influenced by other hues. Plus, create a two-primary color chart that will greatly simplify your painting process!

Recommended with this class

  • Acrylic paint, brushes, canvas or board
  • Sta-wet palette