Creating brown paint is a simple process. Usually it entails mixing red, yellow and a touch of blue. You can also make brown by mixing gray with a primary color and two secondary colors from the color wheel. When these three colors mix, you get a darker brown that's handy in painting areas that are shadowed or in less light than the rest of the painting.
Things You'll Need
- Gray paint
- Yellow ochre paint
- Thalo green paint
- Burnt umber paint
- Palette knife
Squirt one pea-sized amount of yellow ochre, thalo green and burnt umber paint onto your palette.
Mix the colors together with your palette knife.
Add a half pea-sized amount of gray to the mixture.
Mix the gray into the paint with your palette knife.