How to make a watercolor mixing chart step by stepAlthough slightly damaged, all hurt copies are perfectly usable. Please note these books are only available from our website whilst stocks last! A clear, comprehensive guide to colour mixing for the watercolour artist. It begins with simple colour theory and a colour wheel, with a template provided so that readers can paint their own; a vital step towards understanding colour. There is vividly illustrated guidance on complementary, warm and cool colours, colour tone, using a limited palette, dull and bright colours and factoring in local colour.
Colour Mixing Tips for Watercolour
How to make a watercolor mixing chart step by step
My free color mixing chart contains 29 color mixing recipes for mixing the most common colors used in painting. You can download it by subscribing to my email newsletter. Once the signup is complete, you will receive a welcome email that contains a link to the PDF. Prints of it are also available. Color mixing can be confusing, even for experienced painters. I created this chart to help make color mixing easier for you.
Complementary Colours, Analagous Colours and Neutrals
So I looked for a simple tutorial about how to make my own watercolor mixing chart. But the more I searched, the more confused I got! On top of that, different artists seem to have different ways of making them… I ended up looking at a lot of charts! But it doesn't have to be that complicated. Making watercolor charts is a lot of fun and it's a very instructive exercise. I'm going to explain the different types of watercolor charts you will commonly find and how to make a perfect watercolor chart that will serve as a reference for all your future projects.
The Primary colours are Red, Yellow and Blue. Mixing two primary colours together will give you one of the three secondary colours, Orange, Green and Purple. Mixing a secondary colour with an adjacent primary colour will give you the following six tertiary colours. This gives you a total of 10 additional distinct colours to play with that you can mix from your initial three. See the colour wheel below.