Amazing things, primary colours….

Getting ready today to do a watercolour workshop to U3A in Milford Haven tomorrow, choosing subjects that will hopefully be useful to a group containing both experienced and beginner painters.  I decided that colour theory should definitely be on the list – it may sound a bit dull but I never fail to be excited by the way in which three bright colours mix together to make such gloriously natural neutrals.  Mixed greys are so useful when painting landscapes; if you’ve ever sat on a beach trying to work out what colour the rocks are, you’ll know what I mean.  The truth is that all the colours are in there, an effect you just can’t get from a tube of good old paynes grey.  Colour mixing is one of life’s marvels……. well, I’m easily pleased!

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