This thread is something of an extension of a previous thread of mine (acrylics anyone?) and it's based on roughly the same premise.
I'm just getting started in trad painting, and more specifically just getting started in acrylics (don't want to use oils because I don't want to deal with the toxic chems).
The thing that's got me the most stumped right now is color mixing. I roughly know my color theory, and I'm continually reading and watching videos to augment that knowledge but it's still not enough.
In Shawn Barbers Foundation Painting DVD in the supplemental materials folder of the download there was a short video on color mixing and constructing your palette. The information that was presented in that video was priceless, because you could actually watch him mix the colors and listen to his thoughts as he did it.
As helpful as the video was though it was woefully lacking in information.
I propose a full length video on color mixing in different media (oils, acrylic, and water color) which includes information on achieving various tones and hues and values and the like, setting up a palette for different kinds of paintings like, what is a good setup for a portrait palette, what is a good setup for a still life or an environmental painting, things like that. Going over the basics of color theory and how they are applied in painting, not just the theories but also the application. This is just some starter ideas of course that's not the end of what would make a good video on color mixing and application. Other beneficial information that would no doubt be appreciated is the use of things like different media (different kinds of oil and thinners for oil painting, acrylic extenders and the like for acrylics and whatever there is for water colors, varnish, sealers, and things like that) also some basic techniques that can be used cross-media such as brushes and stroke techniques that are useful for painting portraits vs. the same things that would be useful for environment painting, etc. Coro goes over this very well but briefly in his Alla Prima portrait regarding stroke techniques.
How about the rest of you guys and girls?
Thanks for reading, hope to hear some replies.