Mixing colours, great fun if a little frustrating! It is just so difficult to match colours with a limited amount of pigments to start with. The main problems I seem to be having are yellows and really nice purples. Through reading up on the subject; I believe that purples (particularly violets) are particularly hard to mix, however this knowledge does not really help when you are struggling.
Besides this I did manage to make the colours paler, duller, less intense, darker through mixing as the shots above show.
I was quite surprised to find that I preferred the delicate colours created with the water colours, more than the brighter more intense colours created using the acrylic colours. I always felt that I enjoyed working with brighter colours, maybe I am mellowing with age or maybe I find them more peaceful, (peace and harmony is something I am severely lacking at the moment) so it may well be that this is why I am becoming more attracted to them!
Still, I carried on with the brighter colours for exercise 2 as these were the fabrics I had chosen. This is where I really had trouble with the violet colour mixing, I got close but not really close enough for my liking.