Tagged: Color Wheel

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Color mixing in theory

A color wheel is a theoretical construction in which you have taken the spectrum of white light, from red to warm blue, bent this into a circle and filled in the colors that are…

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Use the color wheel as a guide for mixtures

Many people understand the color wheel as a theoretical construction that explains how the different colors are connected in a system. But few use it as a template for mixes. I intend to explain…

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Pure color mixtures, How?

Try to mix Cobalt blue and cadmium red to a purple color, it is not possible, although blue and red should become purple in theory. Then try French ultramarine and Alizarin, the mixture is…

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The color wheel – An introduction

A “palette” is the colors that a watercolor painter has at his disposal. There are as many palettes as there are watercolor painters. Some want a large number of colors (perhaps to avoid mixing)…