Now lets use the colours you have choosen in a simple card
So here are my 4 cards created using exactly the same 3 colours in different ways. I must admit I was not overly happy with the results but it is a learning experience and I mixed some interesting colours. It is equally important to learn what is not going to work for you before starting on a large painting. I read somewhere that all artists only paint about 6 great paintings in their lives. The rest of their works are just practice for those six masterpieces. I'm still working on it.
The best way to learn colour theory is by using the relationships in a 12 colour wheel and practicing them in cards. Here is a link to a very good website detailing this theory. This really works and once you understand it, you will easily spot complimentary, split complimentary, analogous or triadic colour combinations in the works of many master painters. www.tigercolor.com/color-lab/color-theory/color-harmonies.htm
Another great way to learn colour is by studying other artists and practicing the colour schemes they use in the small cards.
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Happy painting from Linda