Watercolor Mushrooms & Color Theory Study

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One of my very favorite art topics is color and color theory. Understanding how colors work together is how you can take your art to the next level—it can make such a difference and create harmony in a single piece or a collection. So in order to see color theory in action, we’re painting some playful watercolor mushrooms of various sizes, shapes, and colors.

Related: How to Paint a Color Chart

Ready to master color theory and paint some cutie mushrooms?!


Watercolor Mushrooms & Color Theory Study

00:00 – Intro.
00:27 – Getting started with color palette.
02:39 – First mushroom painting begins.
06:07 – Second mushroom, talking contrasting colors…
09:17 – Third mushroom begins, talking analogous colors.
11:29 – Fourth mushroom brings in a fresh, bright color to bunch.
12:56 – Fifth mushroom, maybe my favorite color of them all.
14:41 – Sixth mushroom – we need some punch-y colors
15:39 – What to do with these mushrooms?
16:13 – Discussing final three mushroom colors. Painting seventh mushroom.
17:06 – Eighth mushroom.
18:37 – Final mushroom getting dark.
19:50 – Now to paint the gills of the mushrooms.
21:14 – Mushroom hunting and nutritional benefits of shrooms.
22:22 – Rainey’s “showing off” literary knowledge…
23:41 – Color theory for spots to the shrooms.
24:50 – The Rainey’s cover Phil Collins.
26:13 – Fall painting idea??
26:46 – More color theory discussion.
27:24 – “subtle” + Fox in Socks
29:18 – What Jenna will use this shroom painting for…
30:27 – Watercolor vs. Gouache talk
32:07 – Phil Collins reprise (sincere apologies for this…)
33:52 – Don’t forget to do this!!!
34:39 – Mushroom challenge + color contrast talk
36:39 – John’s observation…
37:26 – Most exciting color combos, go!
39:01 – We want to hear from you!


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Complete Beginner’s Guide to Watercolor
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Watercolor Techniques: Wet-on-Wet
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