Learning From The Masters - Part III

Mixing Grays

by Beth Cole

The Lock In Winter, Beth Cole after Birge Harrison | Master Study

The Lock In Winter, Beth Cole after Birge Harrison | Master Study

This is the third post in a series about learning from the Masters. Here are the first and second posts.

So many of the master paintings I love have beautiful gray tones in them. Some colors are hard to name, they look a little brownish, or reddish or purplish but they are difficult to describe. These are the gray tones and they can really make a subtle and beautiful painting.

You can mix grays by using all three primary colors or two complementary colors like red and green or blue and orange. I made a video to demonstrate one way to mix grays. The video is not perfect but I wanted to share some techniques that might help as you try to mix an unidentifiable color - usually a gray!

Enjoy and please share your thoughts or things that have worked for you, I would love to hear from you! Thanks for watching.

-- Beth Cole
Soli Deo Gloria

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