Primary colours, secondary colours – painting tutorial video

Learn concepts of primary colours, secondary colours and colour wheel in this painting tutorial video
Learn concepts of primary colours, secondary colours and colour wheel in this painting tutorial video

Learn about primary colours, secondary colours and colour wheel in this painting tutorial video in English. Three basic or primary colours are Yellow, Blue and Red. These three primary colours cannot be created by mixing any other colours. It is possible to get new colours by using these three colours. 

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This painting tutorial video demonstrated the following actions. Oil pastels have been used as the medium for this painting tutorial video.

Let us mix Yellow and Blue colours. Yellow + Blue = Green

Next, we will mix Blue and Red colours. Now we can see Purple colour.  So that means Blue + Red = Purple

In this way, we can mix these colours and create different colour shades out of red, blue and yellow.

Starting with only three primary colours, we can obtain secondary colours as well as several colour shades and create beautiful paintings.

Let us now look at the colour wheel.

To begin with, we will draw a circle and divide it into three equal parts. In the first part, we will apply the Yellow colour, Blue in the second part and Red in the third part. The Mixture of yellow colour and blue colour results in Green colour. 

Next, we will mix Red and Blue.  

The colour wheel is now ready.

Yellow, Blue and Red are primary colours. By mixing these, we get our secondary colours –  Green, Purple and Orange

Even if we have only three primary colours, it is possible to create other colours by mixing them . The way we created orange, we can also create Yellowish Orange or Reddish Orange. We can also get Reddish Purple, Bluish Purple, Yellowish  Green, Bluish Green and similarly other different colours for creating our paintings.  

It is therefore necessary to have the three primary colours with us and understand how to mix them to achieve desired colours and different shades of these colours.

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