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Color Theory: Mixing Paint Colors : Teaching Color Theory


First we need to figure out what we’re going
to use. I have chosen acrylic paints partly because they dry quickly and that’s useful
for this sort of thing and they’re water-based so they’re easy to clean up. And, for those
reasons doing this kind of work helps. It’s also better for this project to do acrylics
than watercolors because watercolors are transparent and we really need to see opaque colors do
to each other. Now there’s just a few things that you need to know about the label. There
will be something on the label that tells you if it’s toxic or not and if you have children
please make sure that you are buying paint that says that it’s non-toxic. And then usually
the paints will tell you what the vehicle is, that is, is it oil? Is it acrylic? Is
it watercolor? It will tell you the pigment which means the color. Is it yellow pigment?
Is it a black pigment etcetera? And then there are some extra ideas there are some extra
information this label that don’t necessarily appear on every label you’re going to see.
But, this one actually tells you the actual scientific name of the color which are usually
impossible to pronounce. This one is benzimidazalone and it has some titanium dioxide in it which
means it has white. So you need to look at this because you need to know if this a pure
pigment or if they added white, the titanium, or black, because that will indicate it’s
not pure. But, that’s the information you need on your label.

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