100 thoughts on “How to Match Any Color with Oil Paint

  1. Where do these guys come from??…Trying to lighten purple with yellow?? All that does is "gray" the colour by adding it's complimentary colour ( the other primary) the only way to lighten the colour or lighten the value is to add white not another colour. And Brown is not a primary colour it's a tertiary colour it's all three primary colours mixed together. So adding it to the other primaries will just muddy all the other colours…This stuff is really easy when it's taught by someone that knows what they are talking about, not this guy.

  2. Thank you so much for this! So many tutorials on color theory and mixing and I’ve never had a good understanding of it all until now. Once an artist reaches the point where it becomes instinctual, they tend not to articulate the process in a way that’s understandable to a beginner

  3. WOW! What a great video! Some people can teach and some people can't. This gentleman is a really good instructor. Watch this video! Subscribe! Help him out for helping us out. You won't regret it.

  4. To those who don’t believe cancel culture is a thing just watch this man canceling colors left and right!

  5. I don't know if it's just my vision being bad but at about 12:40 I legit can't tell a difference 😂 I'd just say it's close enough and paint

  6. I could actually cry. All the frustrations of mine with painting have just been lifted. Thank you for making this ❤️

  7. This video is instantly a lie the second he says any color. There is a great reason why there are colors that are more expensive than others. There are tons of colors you cant make with others. After watching he even mentions this after you've watched… Don't tell lies… it was completely unnecessary and makes you look so bad.

  8. i have an instict about colours, if i see a shade of something i know what is in there. why? i don't know. i even think that women still have this kind of instinct, more than men. same thing with perfume.

  9. I love the simplicity, calmness and technicall way to explain color mixing. Everything just made so much sense in my brain! I feel like now I can mix any color myself, thanks!!!

  10. wow that's incredible, i would have never thought about that, I'll have to paint something now just to try!

  11. What I learned from watching this video: if you run out of the color you're using screw it and mix a new color and paint over it or you're going to be mixing a pile of paint until the end of time.

  12. Okay, I know this is well-intentioned, but I think it adds more complexity than is necessary. Let't take the gray as an example. If you are adding yellow and red to a bluish base, you are essentially just adding burnt umber + white. Among other things in this video, I think you are really making this way more complicated than it needs to be. The gray was especially frustrating because that appears to be a tint of Payne's Gray (umber [actually the warmer sienna] + cobalt [or ultramarine to offset the sienna]) with maybe a touch of extra blue. Teaching people to mix superfluous colors in an attempt to match is only going to lead to huge mounds of colors that dry to inconsistent hues. There is definitely a systematic way to mix colors, but this is not it.

  13. needs a little blue to get the color perfectly matching

    Him: I’m gonna just go in and mop up a whole glob of this shit and throw it off again

  14. Why do people still rely on Red Blue Yellow??? Its time for art to evolve and recognize Magenta and Cyan as the building blocks they are and discontinue the Red Blue lie we've all been living for so long.
    Generally speaking, this video has great information.

  15. He is cheating by using brown & black paint . He should only be using white plus the primary colours red, yellow & blue .

  16. I also found it extremely helpful when mixing paint (not specifically oil paint necessarily) to start with white and add a tiny bit of colour at a time. It's a LOT easier to make a colour too dark and a lot harder to get it to lighten up. I guess maybe with oil paints the white is very strong because you try to mix like that with acrylic and you'll be adding white for the next ten minutes 😂

    I enjoyed watching this though, even though things like this are very intuitive for me, I can imagine it probably blows the minds of many people watching haha

  17. This lesson is really useful, but why do when you get close to it, you MESS IT UP? I’m sorry. It’s just a pet peeve of mine because i’m too perfectionist. And I know it intentionally but still… 😬

  18. For beginners, I think it is better to have a set of colors. I think mixing colors to match another color would end up wasting lots of paint. Is it right?

  19. 15:32  <giggle>  a gray shaft and a pair of blue balls?     Huh?  What?  Oh… this is the advanced color class… not for people with junior high school minds?  oops !   Sorry!     Thanks for a Great video… even for us childish ones !

  20. Doesn’t this really matter on which manufacturer has the purest primaries? My Cad Yellow for example is very warm orangey yellow than yours here. Also, Ultramarine blue mixed with cad red makes yucky brown. What to do when we don’t own Geneva paint but other popular artist oils?? Which is the best pure primaries to use?

  21. Very good explanation, but you are overcomplicating things, by using "base" colors that are already mixed. The true pure bases are yellow, cyan and magenta.

  22. No you can't match any colour with this setup and technique. Notice how it only shows how to match muffled out premixed colours and not for example a vibrant green freshly plucked spring leaf.

  23. You have made something that seems so hard for instructors to teach, teachable. The very easy way about you really seems to put it in a slow easy way to see and understand finally what I need to learn. I so appreciate you.
    Thank you. You have a forever student.

  24. I have always been an average painter, I really do enjoy doing it. However I've always had the toughest time in matching colors. I've taken a few lessons over the years but no one ever explained color theory as easily to understand as you have. Thank you so much, I really look forward to incorporating this into my painting.

  25. Please can someone shares with me the specific term of his color wheel where it contains "Blue, White, Red, Brown and Yellow" because I noticed them a lot from panting videos. I am doing a research about it. Thank you in advance.

  26. 30:00 You don't need to buy specialist tubes of paint for just one colour, you can use this guide but substitute magenta and cyan for the red and blue instead. That'll get you those bright colours, or 'any' colour. Red and blue oil paints are cheaper and hopefully made of a single pigment which is a factor in paint mixing, but I wish that people weren't still being taught that red and blue are primary colours…

  27. I liked that you intentionally messed them up because I would unintentionally mess them up if I tried this.

  28. Thank you…for probably the "Best Lesson" I have ever seen on mixing colors, whether it be online or in person. You are an "OUTSTANDING TEACHER:! I learned a lot tonight and just within 1 hour! Thank you again!

  29. AWESOME 👏I understood him far better than my teacher in class!!!! “Even if you mixed it wrong, you will still get there” (or something like that!) . Very encouraging and definitely hopeful for newbies like me….. thank you 🙏🏻Sir!

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