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How to Mix Colours When Painting with Artist Gerda Smit


How to Mix Colours When Painting with Artist Gerda Smit

Monday Afternoon 14th January 2019 at 1:30 – 4:00pm

Cost: Standard $70 / Early-Bird $55

Venue: Whitireia Kapiti Campus

How to Mix Colours When Painting

Here, we are concerned not with the theory of colour, but rather its practice: that is, how to combine pigments to obtain the required hues, or tints, or shades of a hue. Even so, a knowledge of the colour wheel, along with an understanding of the difference between primary, secondary, and tertiary colours will make your colour-mixing a lot easier, as will a grasp of complementary, warm and cool colours.

Crafting that perfect shade of orange or pink can be a daunting roadblock for the beginner who doesn't know where to begin when putting their palette together. Thankfully, nearly all colours in the spectrum can be created from just a few basic colours. Learning the colour wheel will give you the foundation you need to produce any hue you desire.

Bring with you to painting workshop

  • Paint of your choice bring what you have (magenta, blue yellow, white)
  • Paper (watercolour or card stock)
  • Brushes
  • Pallet knife

Gerda Smit
I went from watercolour classes to oil painting.

About 22 years ago I started painting professionally. Since then I have done a Hon. Diploma in painting.

Today I start most paintings in mixed media and finish it with oil paint.

Teaching painting to all ages just happened and I love it to see how people grow in their work.

My work has sold all over the world. I have exhibited in the NZ Art Show (5x single wall), Academy of Fine Arts, Pataka and some smaller exhibitions.
My paintings are the breath of my soul. In every brush stroke you will find me scalp with a brush whimsically, straight from the heart uplifting life’s images flowing from the paintbrush. I have been a painting tutor in Tawa for 16 years and take private students and classes at Tawa Collage.
I celebrate life
Make people smile
My marks are bold and colourful I paint mostly still life 
Each has its own story …….

I am blessed with a talent to paint and a gift to encourage. My studio is filled with watercolour, acrylic, ink and oil paint. That is my happy place.

Gerdasmitart.blogspot.com  –  for images of my work



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