Learning How to Use Rainbow Colors in your Mixed Media Art Projects


There’s a Rainbow in My Paint BoxThe love of mixed media by Tamara Dinius has taken over most aspects of her creative journey. She believes mixed media allows for a broad range of styles and that anyone can find success in this form of artistic expression. She insists that you can only be a better artist if you learn how to use the colors effectively.  The following are some guidelines you can take up to create color wheels and charts to understand how variances in brands of paint can give different results:

  • The vibrancy of the Derwent Inktense Block is the most intense while the Caran d’Ache does not retain as much of its vibrancy.
  • The Derwent Inktense Block retains the greatest intensity. The information received from this will help to determine what product will give the result we are looking for.
  • Create a swatch chart using preferred colors and brands of paint.  It is far easier to view your swatch chart when looking for a particular green than it is to mix and remix your paint.

Tamara has taken numerous classes in watercolor, acrylics, and oil painting and from each class she has acquired great success having become acquainted with various materials.  She says her two grown up daughters make her life meaningful because they give her immense support, embrace her and are amazing people in their own right.


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