Winsor and Newton -Colour Mixing  

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Winsor and Newton – Colour Mixing workshop on Friday 21st August 

Thank you to Winsor and Newton (in particular Lindsay Macmahon from Jasco and Wendy List our tutor ). This workshop investigated colour mixing skills, using the split primary colour wheel, looking at complementary colours, the green palette, and the Winsor and Newton colour chart. Wendy also shared with us some interesting techniques for creating texture in our work using granulating medium, spattering, salt, glad wrap, credit cards, palette knives, and gum arabic. 

Winsor and Newton generously donated all paint and paper for this workshop. It’s important to invest in good quality watercolour. It will last longer and won’t yellow or degrade as much over time. There are lots of different brands and levels available in stores and online. For example the Winsor & Newton. – you can mix a variety of colours using a limited palette. 

A good way to bleed colours into one another is by adding a good amount of water to the pigment in your brush and apply it to the paper. When the stroke is still wet, add in another colour with the same amount of water. You can manipulate the colours to where they need to be at this point.    

Because watercolour is a thin medium, build up colour gradually.   This is another advantage to the medium as you can do some colour mixing right on the paper.
Wendy List – a graduate of the Sydney School of Colour and Design, has been teaching colour workshops at various galleries, societies and art schools, here on the Gold Coast for the past 20 years. One of the great joys of her life, apart from my own journey in the glorious world of watercolour, is sharing her knowledge with others. 

Images of the workshop

Winsor and Newton Color mixing
Some of the WSQ group: Ferie Sadeghi, Virginia Hasker, Paquita Fadden, Kate Jones, Helen Caldwell, Helen Grant Taylor