How to Blend Colors!Items you will need:
- A flat paint brush
- Acrylic paint
- Glass of Wine (optional...not really)
Blending Beautiful colors on your canvas is the beginning of most paintings. Every sunset, relaxing beach scene or beautiful landscape has beautifully blended paint. For some reason, people seem to be a little intimidated by even the term “blending paint.” If you can hold a paint brush, you can blend! It’s that simple! Here are a few simple guidelines on blending your paint to get you started:
First, you will need a flat brush. Brushes come in all kinds of shapes like round, fan, angled and so forth but flat works the best for this technique.
Next, you will want to work in sections depending on the size of your canvas. Begin by painting a couple of inches of white paint starting at the bottom of your canvas, for this example. Place the color you want to blend into your white right above your white and with long side to side brush strokes slowly blend your color down into the white. If you are seeing that you are getting two separate bands of color and they are not blending, go over the band with your brush side to side with your brush several times until you see the two colors slowly blend into each other.
You can next add another color to blend into your first color. Do the same as you did with the first color. Start right above the first color you blended and work slowly side to side with long brush strokes into the color below. You may then take that color all the way to the top if you are done with the area you needed blended, or you can continue with another color!
See how simple that is! We have several beautiful paintings coming up this month where you can learn to blend by one of our professional artists. We have several classes this month that will turn you into a blending master! Here are just a few:
7/13 – “Cheers to Pinot in Paradise” DATE NIGHT – 7-9pm.
7/19 – “Reflections of Gold” – 7-9pm.
7/26 – “To the Playa” – 7-9pm.
7/28 – “Japanese Spring” – 7-9pm.
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