How to paint a colour chart with 6 colours
This is a colour chart made up of 5 different templates. By filling in the five different templates you will create a multiple reference chart for any type of paint. You can keep and use these when you need to mix a certain colour for in a painting.
By completing these charts you will experience for yourself what the effects can be and how you can manipulate colours. Valuable knowledge for any artist.
If you have a problem mixing colours and usually end up with ‘mud’ this will help you get over that problem.
Tutorial – How to paint a colour chart with 6 colours – part 1 / part 5
Watch this 5 part series of tutorials and paint along.
How to paint a colour chart – part 1
In this tutorial we demonstrate how you can paint and alter six basic colours. Download the [template] and print it on thick paper that you can paint on. Make sure you complete this colour chart before you continue with part 2.
How to paint a colour chart – part 2
In this tutorial you will see what effect the warm primary colours have when you mix them together. Make sure to download the free [template] and fill in as shown in the tutorial. Complete this part before you start on the next one.
How to paint a colour chart – part 3
This tutorial shows you how to mix the cool primary colours. You will notice that the cool primary colours are brighter and cleaner than the warm colours. Paint a long with the tutorial using the free downloadable [template].
How to paint a colour chart – part 4
In part four of the series we add black and white to the middle mix of each colour. Make sure to follow along in the tutorial and use the free downloadable [template]. Black and white will surprise you, they are both very powerful and change your colours dramatically.
How to paint a colour chart – part 5
The final part of the series shows you what happens when you mix the middle mix of the cool colours with black and white. Use the free downloadable [template] and enjoy experimenting.
How to paint a colour chart with 6 colours – part 1 – circle
How to paint a colour chart with 6 colours – part 2 – warm primary colours
How to paint a colour chart with 6 colours – part 3 – cool primary colours
How to paint a colour chart with 6 colours – part 4 – warm primary colours with black and white
How to paint a colour chart with 6 colours – part 5 – cool primary colours with black and white
List of materials and colours
You will need
- An acrylic palette or oil palette
- Water (if you paint with acrylic paint)
- Palette knife (for mixing if you are using oil paint)
- Paint brush
- Tissue paper
- Scrap paper
- Printed templates on thick paper
Warm primary colours
– Cadmium Yellow
– Cadmium Red
– Ultramarine Blue
Cool primary colours
– Lemon Yellow
– Alizarin Crimson
– Cerulean Blue
– Black (Mars or Ivory)
– White (Titanium)
– Don’t paint up to adjacent boxes as the colours may blead together and run.
– If you are using acrylic paint, don’t use to much water in your mixture.
– Make sure your brushes are free from any water after rinsing.
– Always make sure that your water is clean.
– Have plenty of tissue and scrap paper to hand.
– Make sure to clean your brushes very well when you are finished.