Mixing Black Using Acrylic Paint
Beginner | 6 min 4 sec
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Instead of using black paint right out of the tube, learn how to mix your own by combining dark brown and dark blue acrylic paints. Lisa Solomon demonstrates how the addition of other colors can create warm and cool tones in your black mixture, adding extra depth to your paintings.
 
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Acrylic paints in Thalo Blue or Ultramarine Blue, Thio Violet, Burnt Umber Brown, Cadmium Red Light Hue and Thalo Green (Lisa uses the Grumbacher Academy 10 Color Acrylics Set)
  • Palette for mixing
  • Strathmore Canvas Paper (or surface of your choosing)
  • Variety of acrylic brushes
  • Matte medium
  • Plastic palette knives
  • Jar of water
Downloads:
Learn how to:
  • Mix your own by combining dark brown and dark blue acrylic paints
  • Create warm and cool tones in your black mixture
  • Add extra depth to your paintings
What you’ll get:
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Lisa Solomon on mixing black in acrylic paint
  • A quick video lesson you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students

 
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Class Reviews
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R. Donovan
I thought it was thorough and brief.
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Bethany Mastan
Very informative video that made me realize there's more one can do with black paint than I realized.
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Virginia Papandrea
Good advice!
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