I want to start with oils soon and just read through Richard Schmidt's "Alla Prima". Now I want to do the color charts which he highly recommends.
However, I have a few questions first:
1) I know that I read elsewhere about mixing the colors. However, I cannot remember whether it's better to mix the darker color into the lighter or the other way round.
2) I want to create such smooth transitions as Schmidt does. Is it a good idea to squeeze the color to mix in (i.e. white) along a certain length and then divide it regularly into the four or five transitions you want to mix, for each stage mix in the same amount of color?
I know that I have to make my own experiences, however, I think it will save me paint and pains to follow good advice.
So - any help for me and answers to my questions?