No matter what paint colours are laid out, Cakey turns them all brown. I keep saying 'don't mix all the paint colours together, you will get brown'. She always replies 'I like brown'. Well ok, but maybe we can mix some other colours...
I had some tubes of the primary colours – blue (specifically, cerulean blue), red (vermillion) and yellow (cadmium yellow). On three takeaway container lids I put splodges of:
- blue/red (to make purple),
- red/yellow (to make orange),
- yellow/blue (to make green).
|we made a great green and orange...|
Cakey got mixing and was very impressed at the wonderful orange, green and pink that she made. However, it bombed for purple. It seems that when you mix vermillion red and cerulean blue you get grey, much to Cakey's disappointment. (My artist mother has since told me that this happened because both cerulean blue and vermillion are on the 'yellow side'). Anyway, to the paint cupboard we went... we found a darker blue (more like ultramarine) and a brighter red (more like crimson) – these produced a beautiful purple and saved the day.
|aha we finally mixed that purple|
Cakey had a lovely time painting with her mixed colours. And in the end, they all got turned brown!