How to Make Wood Art : How to Mix Colors for Wood Paintings

How to Make Wood Art : How to Mix Colors for Wood Paintings


Hi, my name is David Clemen on behalf of Expert
Village. Today we’re going to paint on a piece of scrap wood that you find anywhere. Now
I’m going to move to the coffee cups and I’m going to go in here and what I think I’m going
to use is a little bit of red on these. I guess you would say it’s an old kitchen, this
red is a little bright for me so I might tone it down a little bit with some of this yellow
oxide mustard color and see what I get, kind of soften it up. I try not to use paint directly
from the tube but I try to mix it so I’m not just trying to get the basic factory colors.
Now that I got my kind of washed out red and then I can come in and just draw right back
over the lines and getting the shape of this coffee mug. It’s really simple if you get
a lot of paint on there I don’t mind that it’s not perfectly in the lines so I think
it gives it a kind of a loose feeling and relaxed. It’s what it should kind of be in
the kitchen anyway so I’m just going to come in here and fill this in. Then for the actual
glass part I might give it a little bit of black in there so I can give it some depth.
Then I can come back in and give it a highlight later if that’s what I want to do. So I’m
going to move onto the next coffee mug and I might of got a little bit to much black
on here but it’s alright. I can just add some more red and some more mustard then it would
just be a different coffee mug all together. I can paint it with different strokes I can
almost just kind of fill it in randomly and actually it gives it some color and some texture.
So this is actually a darker coffee mug and I can come over here and grab some white and
just put a stripe on it. Fill in the handle one little swoop to come around on top and
get some black to fill in that deep part and there are your coffee mugs.

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