Art Lesson: Consistency and Color mixing. Learn about paint consistency: the level of thickness or smoothness of a paint mixture and how it translates to color, texture and overall composition. By using primary colors (red, yellow and blue) while painting this classic seascape Wyland will demonstrate how water dilution levels and various color and paint mixing techniques work together to create proper paint consistency. Wyland Tip: Plants act as nature's sponges. They soak up water and slowly release it throughout the year. This provides reliable river flows, replenishes groundwater, and releases moisture back in to the atmosphere.