Color Wheel: How to mix colors with a limited palette

Color Wheel: How to mix colors with a limited palette
Today I will show you how to mix beautiful colors using a limited palette. You will need a warm and cool version of each primary. This is called split primary mixing. I hope this clears up any color mixing confusion.

Warm: Cadmium Red, Scarlet, Vermilion (any red that looks more orange than purple)
Cool: Alizarin Crimson, Quin. Magenta, Red Rose Deep (a red more purple than orange)

Cool: Pthalo, Prussian, Turquoise (A blue more green than purple)
Warm: Ultramarine, Cobalt (a blue more purple than green)

Cool: Lemon (a yellow more green than orange)
Warm: Gamboge, Cad Yellow, Indian Yellow (A yellow closer to orange than green)

Once you can spot the colors undertones you will know what paint to pick for mixing the color you want.

The first step is to make a color chart. Make a circle and divide it in 3rds and apply the paint as I show you in the video. You can use cheap drawing paper for this and even cheap paint because I do not want you to be afraid of wasting paint when you mix.

Here is a link to a blog post with the dowloadable supply list and another watercolor basics video:

Color Wheel: How to mix colors with a limited palette

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