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Painting project

Part 2 Improve your colour-mixing skills with Colin Steed’s three primary-colour challenge

Watercolour

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Get to know your primary colours.

Colour mixing made easy

Paint three different versions of the same scene

In part one last month I explained why and how I make colour wheels. Making colour wheels is a useful exercise when learning to mix colour. You become familiar with the colours in your palette, how to mix the tone of a colour and, when completed, can clearly see the colours that can be mixed and how cool and warm colours look.

I hope you have come to realise that you can paint most scenes using just three primary colours. My challenge was to paint three versions of this Norfolk cottage (right) using three different blues, reds and yellows.

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the November issue of Leisure Painter. Aimed at amateur painters, who want to make the most of their painting time, Leisure Painter is the UK's best-selling practical art magazine. Within this issue you will find tips and techniques for filling an illustrated journal and how to set yourself regularly painting challenges. There are painting projects from photographs to try, and step-by-step demonstrations for painting buildings, autumn leaves and landscapes in watercolour; still lifes, wildlife and trees in acrylics; and a detail from a ship's rigging in oils. Learn how to add colour to your sketches, follow a beginner's guide to working with oil pastels, and have fun using new coloured marker pens. Enjoy your month of painting with Leisure Painter.