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Friday, July 28, 2017

Mixing Green

Why Is Green Sooo Hard?

Some say green is the hardest color to mix,
and one of the reasons is because it's in everything in nature.
If you paint landscapes, seascapes, florals,
you need green,
and many shades and values of green.

Here is my palette I used to create a green color chart.
I'll show you how to create values as well as mix color in the video below.  
Colors on my palette are listed below.
You could use totally different colors of green for your chart.
I'm teaching you a method.

 Top to bottom, left to right colors:
Mars black, Cad yellow light, Titanium white, Alizarin Crimson, Cad Red light, Hookers green, Emerald green, Turquoise deep, Lime green. 

In this video I'll show you how to make a color chart and what you'll learn from the chart itself.

I have created a new tab on this blog titled,
10 Minute Art Lessons.
It is a compilation of many of my blog posts that teach basic art concepts. There will be lots of tips, hints, tricks, etc on there and is worth the cost of admission.
(oh wait, there is no cost of admission).
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I'll be adding to it weekly or more often.  

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Thanks for stopping by today.
Happy painting.



  1. You are not only a great teacher, Sharon, but a very generous one too.

    1. Thanks Julie. That's so sweet and it means an awful lot to me.

  2. Nifty and easy to follow video.
    I like the greens you picked to be able to modify them.

    1. Glad the video was easy to follow Julie. I was trying to show very different greens that were easy to see the difference.


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I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows and flowers. I work almost daily. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at and there is also a tab across the top of my blog for available paintings and one for small paintings with buy now buttons. You can also purchase through my Etsy shop using the name of Fine Nature Art. . Thank you so much for stopping by.