Colour of the month: Red-Orange
Colour of the month: Red-Orange

This colour is of course part of our circle of colour. Those who take a closer look at the circle will find it straight away between Red and Yellow-Orange.

Colour of the month: Red-Orange

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This colour is of course part of our circle of colour. Those who take a closer look at the circle will find it straight away between Red and Yellow-Orange. In this case we are dealing with a secondary colour. It is created by mixing even amounts of the primary colours Red and Yellow. This shows, that In order to create secondary colours we must mix two primary colours.

If more Red is added to the Red-Orange colouring, it takes on a stronger shade of Red. This is showcased in our picture below. The man behind the drums is being lit by Yellow and Red spotlights. It is a good example of the different mixtures possible. If more Yellow is added, the colour becomes lighter and takes on a Yellow shade: Yellow-Orange is the result.

 
Magentarot und Gelb: Heiße Farben werden gemischt
Red and Yellow: Two warm colours are mixed. This was painted using Pelikan Opaque water colours and Pelikan DinA3 C3/10 artist sheets.

These delightful colour mixtures are created using a special technique. Let the first layer of paint dry before adding the second colour. When the circle of colour is set showing this particular colour family, the colour thermometer shows the temperature as hot. Our masks are really good to wear when dancing to hot music. They are also quite easy to make: Print them out, assemble them and let the fun begin! That is how easy it is to create original carnival masks from a print out. Also featured this month...