How to paint a colour chart with six colours – part three

In part one of How to paint a colour chart with six colours you have completed a colour chart using six primary warm and cool colours in to a colour circle. In the second part of the series you mixed the three warm primary colours together. Now we will see the difference when you mix the three cool primary colours together.

Make sure to download the free template for part three of How to paint a colour chart with six colours.

The colours you will be using in part three are:
– Lemon Yellow
– Ceruleum Blue
-Alizarin Crimson

Make sure you have some scrap paper to test your colour mixes on. You will also need some tissue paper and some clean water to clean your brush with.

Step 1. Start by filling in all the Lemon Yellow boxes. Do the same with the Ceruleum Blue and Alizarin Crimson boxes.

Step 2. In the first row you mix a little Alizarin Crimson in to the Lemon Yellow to create a light orange.

Step 3. By adding a little more Alizarin Crimson to your mixture you should have two more deeper colours.

Step 4. In the second row you mix Lemon Yellow with a little Ceruleum Blue to create three greens. Lemon Yellow is a weaker colour and Ceruleum Blue is stronger, so be careful of how much of the Ceruleum Blue you use.

Step 5. Repeat the process for the last row with Alizarin Crimson and Ceruleum Blue. Here you get some wonderful darks.

Now you can see the difference between the cool and the warm primary colour mixes. The cool primary colour mixes  are much brighter than the warm primary colours. In part four of How to paint a colour chart, we will be showing you how to use black and white. Make sure to download the free template DAB-colour-chart-part-03a.