25 hours, 21 episodes of House on Netflix, 12 tube refills, 3 audio books, 2 Stephen King’s & a Maeve Binchy + multiple podcasts… and I was finally finished.
This was so labour intensive that I feel like everyone should have a mandatory copy – whether they use watercolour or not!
I woefully underestimated how long this was going to take.
I finally timed a single strip of approximately 20 squares and it took me 25 minutes – and that was without going to the bathroom, getting new water, petting the cat or finding a new Netflix show to watch…!
Now I’m glad I’ve done it. I have a fantastic resource that will help me out for years to come, providing I keep it in a cupboard and away from light so the colours don’t shift.
The Video for those that like video:
Transparent, Staining & Granulatiing
Like my colour palette post, this colour mixing chart has been organized by transparent, staining and granulating pigment properties.
Download the completed colour chart by clicking on the image and then right clicking for the “save as” option.
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I have cleaned, cropped and adjusted levels on all the sections.
You can print them out or view them on your monitor at a much higher resolution than the full chart. It helps if you’re interested in seeing the textures, sedimenting and separation of colour that can occur when mixing diverse pigments.
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Make your own colour mixing chart
It’s dead easy to make one of these yourself.
AND I’d recommend it as something everyone should do sometimes in their art career.
We can become complacent with our “same old” colour mixes and miss out on the opportunity to expand our flavour and skill with new combinations which can revive our whole palette.
Use the paper/support you normally paint on or else the mixing guide will have less relevance to your paining experience and results. Obviously – use your own brands and types of paints as well for the same reason.
- Create a grid.
Seriously – I came in with a t-square an just covered the paper with grids.
- Make sure there’s enough room for all your colours to exist side by side (that’s the reason mine are tiny rectangles).
- label each column with a paint pigment
- This system eliminates the “half the pigments along the top/half along the side organization where we waste space and time by adding the colour with itself.
- Set aside a month to finish 😀
- Ta DAH! Your own super useful colour mixing reference chart. Huzzah.
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