This entry was originally posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

When I pour paint, I usually use 3 primary colors-

red, yellow, and blue.

These 3 colors are diluted with water into individual containers for pouring.

When mixing paint into liquid form, start with yellow, then move to red, and finally blue.

Or start with the lightest color first.

If you are like me, you don’t want to have tubs of clean water all over the place and you don’t want to have 3 different brushes to mix with (that will no doubt be mixed up themselves).

Since yellow is the easiest color to taint, start out with clean water and a clean brush.

Then move on to red.  And finally blue.

If the water is yellow or a bit of yellow is stuck in your brush, it won’t matter as much when mixing it into a darker color.

However, if you start with blue and then move on to yellow, you may end up with green instead.

Leslie Lambert

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