Watercolor Mixing Chart

Mixing diagram of my beloved watercolors by iHanna

Inspired by Nina Johansson I did this color mixing chart in my art journal recently. It was a great exercise because I forget to mix colors and just use them as they are when I paint! And it was a lot of fun making this chart. It made me consider getting some books on ordinary art materials that I use. I know I have one about painting, but it’s packed away right now.

Since I don’t have an art education tricks like this exercise is unknown to me. I just don’t have this in my blood (yet). I like to know more of these tricks as they widen my horizons.

iHanna's old and worn Watercolor Paint box

Click away links to explore

From Dale’s blog Flights of Fancy (Dale is sending me a house because I was the 1000th visitor to her blog!) where I saw Jen Worden’s challenge that says:
Work from one end of a How-to book to the other, project by project. It’s a great challenge, this is what I want to do with all my craft and art books!

Clicked on to a blog called Lani puppetmaker [via creative clown] where I found her very cool online workshops! There is a lot of very nice online workshops right now, have you noticed? I would love to take one, but which to pick? One of Lani’s is called Artist’s Happiness Challenge (!), and you can also buy Lani’s books at Lulu.com (I want all of them), like the Happiness challenge e-book!

Found a new podcast that seems very nice, Windows to wellness, by clicking around in the iTunes Store in the program. They have a category there that is called podcasts and most are free to subscribe to! Check out the category Alternative Health for example… Lots of fun there!

If you want something fun to do this summer I suggest you sign up to the postcard swap over at hula seventy! Her photos and postcards looks so yummy and sending out postcards is a lot of fun!

While writing yesterdays post I found this video on Hand quilting techniques that I think is nice.

I’m going to splurge on TubLegs (and maybe finally get to mound my letters on something?)!

If you’re like me and like old books with old illustrations check out BibliOdyssey! Yummy!

Today I’ve listened to ZNE podcast with mixed media artist Lesley Riley and designer and cool scrapbooking gal Ali Edwards! Lots of inspiration there! Listen while you create, I did.

And for a visual party beyond words: scrappynations most interesting, lusummer’s most interesting, novembermoon’s most interesting and also karna 1268’s most interesting!

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8 Responses to Watercolor Mixing Chart

  1. Amy says:

    Very cool idea for a color chart! I haven’t really played with watercolors but my daughter loves them lately (the black) and so I think I should try stuff with them. I love all the colors you did. Pretty!

  2. Jonna says:

    Love the color chart idea. I need to make one for mixing also and hang it on my wall. Pink is not my color but I LOVE the pink quilt.

  3. Anne says:

    I really enjoy reading your blog. It is very inspiring and it seems like you love what you do !

  4. Nancy says:

    The color mixing chart is wonderful! I’m still learning a lot about color, especially with my watercolors. I’ve just bought a few colors that aren’t in my basic set, but I also wonder whether sticking to the basics might not force me to get creative about color mixing–thanks for the inspiration.

  5. gkgirl says:

    loving the linkage!!

  6. ei! kumpel says:

    oh my, I just love the color mixing chart! it’s fabulous! well done!

    (oh and thank you for your visit and comment on my blog!)


  7. I love your color chart and the photo of your paintbox and supplies. There is something so wonderful about seeing other artists materials and spaces. thanks for stopping by my site too! Roxanne

  8. Lani says:

    Thank you for your kind words. Re: workshops or eBooks, I’d be happy to swap a workshop and a zine of your choice for your book!

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