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How to Mix Fuchsia Paint

Fuchsia is a bright red-purple colour that takes its name from the bright blossoms of the fuchsia flower. Fuchsia paint is an eye-catching, warm colour that draws attention away from other colours on the canvas, so if you plan to use fuchsia on your canvas, use it on the object that is the focal point of the painting.

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  1. Mix red paint with pink paint in equal parts on your palette. You may do this by dipping your paintbrush in each colour and mixing them together in a circle on the palette, or by squeezing equal amounts of each colour from paint tubes and then mixing them together with your brush.

  2. Dip your paintbrush in purple paint so that the tip of the paintbrush is purple.

  3. Mix the purple paint with the red and pink.

  4. Tip

    Depending on how dark or light your purple paint is, you may need to add more purple to your mixture. Add it slowly, so you don't add too much. Look at a picture of a fuchsia plant as a point of reference for your colour, if you're concerned about the accuracy. Adding white to the mixture will dull the intensity of the fuchsia.

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Things You'll Need

  • Paint (red, purple and pink)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Palette

About the Author

Leslie Rose has been a freelance writer publishing with Demand Studios since 2008. In addition to her work as a writer, she is an accomplished painter and experienced art teacher. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in art with a minor in English.

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