Monday, August 7, 2017

Color Mixing Demonstration

I will be releasing a series of videos that demonstrate techniques that I reference in my new book, "Abstract Painting: The Elements of Visual Language".  While shooting the videos, we decided to do a number of short chapters on color mixing that could be available at no cost.  This is the first in the series.  I hope you enjoy it!

It is really fun to explore various groups of primary colors this way. It gives you real insight into the potential of specific pigments.


  1. Oh that's great! I will be looking forward to those. I purchased your book and am actually reading every bit of it - no skimmming allowed! :)

  2. Another great video! Thank you, Jane

  3. I've started reading your book this weekend. Enjoying it! Thanks for sharing this video.

  4. Thank you for this video. Just started exploring mixing and this is exactly what I needed to see.

  5. Hi Jane,
    I have your book by my bed side and read a chapter a night. It is great! Now back to black and white.

  6. Love this video! And enjoyed your podcast too. I am ordering the book now. Looking forward to the October class!

  7. Interesting demo, Jane, thank you. I'm curious as to why you really hate the naphthol red medium? We all have our personal preferences, but I'm always interested to know why other artists react positively or negatively to certain pigments/hues.

    1. Oh, that's funny! Well, Naphthol Red Medium is not really bright, intense, red. It's not quite blood red. It's this sort of in-between thing. Just because I don't like it on its own doesn't mean I don't use it, though. I do have a personal preference for intense, slightly orangey reds, like a good tomato red.

  8. Dear Jane,
    Not sure this is the correct place to comment, but THANK YOU for the new course I have just bought-Monoprint Collage.
    Its my second of your download courses and your detailed demos are very very helpful.
    I am careening between abstracts and portraits, and my skills are picking up speed and skill thanks to you.