I have listed the first 3 posts in this series the bottom of this post in case you are joining a tad later :)
OK- so in the last thread we talked about the color wheel and you might think, great…so what am I supposed to do with this round thing of colors? Well well…don’t forget, I am a Kraut…so this is an organized series- LOL. First things first.
Now…sometimes when you have a paint media – things get a bit confusing – like when you buy PanPastels:
OK- so Phthalo Green – and then the same color in a tint and a shade- but what the dillio- what does it mean?
Here is a simple explanation: A tint is any mixture of a bright “pure” color with white. A shade is any mixture of a “pure” color (also referred to as a hue) with black. A tone is a mixture of gray (white + black) and the “pure” color. (source Wikipedia)
So that actually means if you would just buy PanPastels in the colors Phthalo Green, White and Black- you could actually mix four other colors with those colors:
And because I am a lazy girl- I buy
sometimes often the Shades and the Tints too. But if you are totally into mixing or you are on a budget….this is quite good to know, isn’t it?
So now…if you take into account the last post on Colors Are You Friends:
When my students for the PanPastel Class ask me, which colors they should buy for the class – what do you think my answer might be?
Exactly – I tell them to get for the beginning five colors: Yellow, Blue, Red, White and Black. Because…they cannot only mix all the Secondary Colors and the Tertiary Colors with those colors- no no….they can also mix all the Shades and Tints and Tones with those colors. That leaves them with how many possibilities?
Exactly- LOL- I have no clue- but it is a lot ;)
BTW – if you are interested in my Über*Media PanPastel Online Class- you can find it here.
Now that we have talked about the attitudes of our friends, their relationship on the color wheel and their tones and shades behind us- we can really turn our mind to more fun things – and try to answer the question:
But hey- this post today and yesterday was a lot to take in, wasn’t it? Tell you what, I give you a little break and come back next week, singing for you ;)
Have an amazing day with lot’s of tints and shades :)