Mixing red and white acrylic paint
It seems straightforward.
Red and white make pink. Simple.
However, a quick look at the undertone of a few red paints can show you how mixing the perfect pink can easily allude you.
A cadmium won’t allow you to make a hot pink, this video will show you how.
This is not due to a lack of mixing ability, just the wrong paint colour for the desired result.
Mixing a bright purple
The right choice of red will influence your ability to make a bright purple and Part 2 of this video (at the end of this post) will show you how easily purple can go muted and grey rather than bright and vibrant.
This is due to the ‘muting down‘ effect of complementary colours.
It’s all to do with the colour bias of the pigment that are hidden in paints…