Nolan Clark: A Lesson In Colour Mixing

In this video by artist Nolan Clark a very clear and concise understanding of the color wheel are delivered. These include;
1) The components of color (Hue, Value and Chroma)
2) How your eye sees color, including how to mix black
3) Primary and secondary colors that make up the color wheel
4) How to use the color wheel to match a paint color.
5) The color mixing rules that are used to mix highlight and shadow colors
6) How to create a dimension / depth in your paintings using the color mixing rules.

Very thorough and will leave you with a firm understanding of the color wheel.

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    1. @HoulMello The webinar is full length. Somehow after I had uploaded the original file, YT’s processor software added a second copy of the video onto the end, so it ended up replaying a second time without sound -_- Apparently something to do with the format the original video was in.

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    2. The webinar is full length. Somehow after I had uploaded the original file, YT’s processor software added a second copy of the video onto the end, so it ended up replaying a second time without sound -_- Apparently something to do with the format the original video was in.

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    3. I placed a comment here earlier and now it’s gone!? Geez, must be gremlins in the system! Anyway, this was priceless information, I cannot thank you enough. It’s not often one has the opportunity to have the basics broken down in such a clear and concise manner, it’s the foundations that will help us all become better artists. Excellent stuff, thanks again! And again… and… now what happened to my last comment? Now, I’m off to practice mixing my primary’s.. :o)

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    4. Very interesting and informative lecture! One small thing…he’s wrong about the color/light wavelengths. Violet light has a very short wave length and red light has a long wavelength. Yellow light is somewhere in the middle.

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    5. @CAfontguy I just use examples of different wavelengths to explain the concept – didn’t bother about getting the actual wavelengths correct as an artists doesn’t need to know the correct frequencies of light, just the fact that white light contains the full spectrum of light 😉

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    6. I just use examples of different wavelengths to explain the concept – didn’t bother about getting the actual wavelengths correct as an artists doesn’t need to know the correct frequencies of light, just the fact that white light contains the full spectrum of light 😉

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    7. I found you today, the very first day of 2012. Where were you and your dad all my life? Your Color Mixing Webinar is awesome!! Your ability to reach the eager learner is very much appreciated. Will be following you as often as possible. Thankyou.

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    8. @PaintBasket A pet peeve of mine is someone putting forward something as true when it is not, even when it is to explain something else. This leads to my second pet peeve which is people trusting the first person to tell them something and not checking the sturdiness of the information they hear.

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    9. A pet peeve of mine is someone putting forward something as true when it is not, even when it is to explain something else. This leads to my second pet peeve which is people trusting the first person to tell them something and not checking the sturdiness of the information they hear.

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    11. I disagree a little bit. To understand the relationship between wavelength and colour helps the artist to understand the progression of colours through the rainbow, and other things like iridescent surfaces. However, within the context of what you were explaining, it’s sufficient to know that different colours are made up of various wavelengths. Great video all up.

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    12. i believe they mean that you should always care if what your saying is correct especially when your teaching others.. you just admited you didn’t care whether the information you gave was correct.. if you dont know its correct than keep it out of your teaching.. you have a duty to teach correct information.. to many teachers out there just make up facts and things to validate their own teaching.. 🙁

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    13. note I say yellow is “for example” at x frequency. I didn’t say it as a fact, but as an example to illustrate the concept. For artists it is irrelevant which colour is at which frequency. All the artist needs to know is that an object reflects it’s own colour and absorbs all the others. So the pedantic few scientists out there that have a problem with my example frequencies being the wrong way around : build a bridge and get over it, because us artists dont care at what frequency each colour is.

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    14. I mixed blue (with high pressure strokes) then red (with medium pressure strokes) and lastly yellow (with low pressure stokes), I got good color that was reflecting black. But when I mixed yellow first then red and finally blue, I didn’t get the same blackish color. Why is it so?

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    15. When you mixed the shadow color, could you have “cut a corner” by just adding green to it, since esentially it has yellow and blue and then just added the red to bring it to the tonal value you were looking for? I’m new to mixing colors so I’m not sure if its better just to mix the pure colors or if brining in secondary colors would work good as well. Btw thank you so much for this class! I couldn’t afford any more classes but really needed a foundation class such as this. Big hugs from CA! 🙂

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    16. Thanks a lot Nolan, it was great, helpful and interesting lesson, i understood perfectly, very well explained, for me, that never see so clear the color mixing, nor in classes in may own native language, Spanish, greetings to you and your father from Spain.

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    17. Thanks a lot Nolan, it was great, helpful and interesting lesson, i understood perfectly, very well explained, for me, that never see so clear the color mixing, nor in classes in may own native language, Spanish, greetings to you and your father from Spain.

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    18. Hi guys. I love your videos. Very clear and informative. May I ask you if you have any basic tips for a beginner about painting oil on canvas, then letting it dry and painting over that with other colours? Specifically about colours showing through, and how much linseed oil to mix with the bottom layer(s) and top layer(s). Any response from yourselves or other viewers/subscribers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.

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    19. Hiiiii :-)Greetings from UAE. I really grateful to find your channel. It was interesting and very very useful video. I have learnt a lot from your videos, I am practicing and applying your methods & techniques, and I am getting great results. Thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge & expertise.My best regards,Layal

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    20. Hi, this video was so helpful – I am a beginner and have not been able to take professional lessons. It is incredibly useful to have some structured lessons available online. Art and its techniques should be open source!

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    21. glad you enjoyed the lesson and that it has helped. Unfortunately disagree on the open source bit though. If that was the case then folks like myself would not be able to make a living from teaching art and would then not make classes like these available for free (they act as an advert for our paid classes)

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