About Color Mixing

Learn to mix your paint colors using "Elida's Fab 5" color mixing technique. Elida will guide you through the step by step process of creating beautiful vibrant colors to use in your paintings, using just five base colors. Sound like magic? With this fundamental class the sky is the limit and will help take your paintings from drab to fab! You'll need to download the color mixing chart and supplies list with links to purchase before you begin.

Elida's Fab Five Color Mixing Chart.pdf

Materials List

"Fab Five" Color Mixing


Beginner Set of 5: https://www.dickblick.com/items/05890-1029/

 Acrylic Paints: Utrecht Studio Acrylic Paints
These are a great paint with the best value for your dollar. I also love the Utrecht Artists Colors, but they are more expensive. I use these everyday and then supplement with Golden paint for that extra pop of color.

-Crimson (in other brands Alizarin Crimson) https://www.dickblick.com/items/01655-3008/
 -Medium Red (in other brands its Cadmium Red medium hue)


-Medium Yellow (in other brands its Cadmium Yellow medium hue)


-Pthalo Blue


-Ultramarine Blue


-Bright White (in other brands Titanium White) 


Bonus Colors :

-Gold: https://www.dickblick.com/items/01655-9008/

-Burnt Sienna: https://www.dickblick.com/items/01655-8048/

-Deep Black: https://www.dickblick.com/items/01655-2108/ 

Palette Paper Pad


Course curriculum

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    Color Mixing

    • Learn To Mix Your Colors