Australian Fine Artist

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Colour Mixing for Artists

Workshop Number Three of Five 2016

Tutor: David Chen

Tone in Colour

To lead people into a painting you need to alter reality. Creating lines for the eye to follow which are not literal lines, but compositional lines, helps to break up the area and create depth. Using colour perspective also leads the eye into the work by helping to create that sense of depth. These tonal values are up to you to choose. If you are painting in grey tones (not light or dark tones of colours, but mid tones), you need to knock back the intensity of most of your colours creating a muted effect. You can then add a dash of higher key colour as a focal point or to create a bit of drama.