Never have I been this excited about primary colors. I guess I’m excited because these primary colors are colors I created with my own hands. Well, a few pots of acrylic paint and my own hands and a pallette knife and some paper and paint brush because you have to test…. Let me
just show you. See you take two hues and then mix and paint and then mix again and paint again and then…you get the point. You do this until you find the color you want. In this case, I mixed Cadmium Red Light and Alizarin Crimson Hue to get – TA DA! – red.
What has never made much sense to me is why there just wasn’t a red acrylic paint to begin with. Why not just have pre-mixed acrylics of good quality (I know that there is an actual primary red, I have a bottle of it sitting on my desk…just ignore it).
Regardless I did find it fun even though it took an hour to get the red just right. And just that tiny amount too. But I did it and that’s what is important. Tomorrow I must start mixing the yellow, red, and blue with other colors to get a swatch set for class. I have to get nine more colors from these three primary colors mixed with my other paints. YAY!!!! I’m pretty excited about that. It should be fun, paint every where! I actually want to paint something. Take some canvas paper and paint a scene or something; I should, probably, but I have limited paint and that stuff is freaking expensive! Who knew? Well, regardless, I’m having a good time. That’s the most important thing. I’m having fun doing something I never thought would ever be fun.
Who knows, maybe I’ll become an abstract painter!