Currently I am doing color charts with the colors (Camlin) that I mostly use for painting in oils. Though this method of understanding and learning to mix is mentioned in many books / websites, I got to know the details of doing those from Richard Schmid‘s book “Alla Prima: Everything I know About Painting“. Below are few photos of my progress.
This is the first stage. My colors laid out on my palette and the knife is ready to go. On the right is a board painted with 2 coats of acrylic texture white used instead of gesso. The lines you see on the board are of the masking tape making small squares/rectangles ready to be painted in. Measuring and making / taping the 12 sets of square/rectangles with each set containing 55 small rectangles took me and my wife about 4 hours. Doing it alone I do not know how much time it would have taken!
I am doing the charts with these colors:
Lemon Yellow, Chrome Yellow Deep, Gamboge, Yellow Ochre, Vermillion Hue, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Venetian Red, Sap Green, Cobalt Blue and Ultramarine Blue.
The method of making these charts as explained in Schmid’s book:
Actually making the chart also takes lot of time and is tiring sometimes, but nobody ever said it is easy.
After completing two sets but with tape still on:
After 4 sets done and with the tape off:
I’ll post a photo again once the complete chart is done.