Color Cues – Blog Hop Challenge


In this and future “Color Cues” challenges, I will give you two colors to use in any art form that you choose.  But more than just throwing out any two random colors, I want to teach you some easy color theory as well.  I’ll help you to understand why some color combinations blend beautifully while other combos will make “mud.”  Of course, if you like mud, you’ll learn how to do that, too…by doing what I generally warn against!

For our first challenge we will be using my favorite two colors, hot pink (magenta) and turquoise.  When combined, they make a lovely purple.  I made a little chart using 3 different mediums: Spray Ink, Artists’ Acrylics and Bottle Acrylics (often referred to as Craft Paint).

HAA Pink and Turquoise

The reason that these two colors work so well together is because they are both variations of two of the three primary colors.  The three primaries are red, blue and yellow.  Magenta is a variation of red and turquoise is a variation of blue.  Mixing two primary colors give you a secondary color, in this case, purple.

Here’s a journal page that I made with pink and turquoise. (Click on the picture to get an enlarged version for more detail.)


Give it a whirl and see what you can do with them!

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Check out the Blog Hog Challenge posts from Heartsong Arts Academy’s other instructors:

Melita’s Mixed Media

  Emerging Lotus Flowers

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sumaiyah Dymonz
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 11:40:23

    Raine!!! This is gorgeous!!!! I love it. Thanks for sharing your color knowledge with us!


  2. Raine
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 13:03:17

    Thanks, Sumaiyah! I’m glad you like it. I love sharing color cues!


  3. Melita
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 14:07:35

    What a beautiful page! Great job, Raine ❤


  4. Raine
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 14:45:46

    Thanks, Mel!


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