A colour wheel that we learned had primary, secondary and tertiary colours that could be mixed only from the three colours. Not really so truthful that claim...yes we could mix all 12 colours from 3 but we don't always get clear nice colours that we think about in a colour wheel. I have begun exploring this notion in a series of videos "Limited Palette: Red Blue Yellow - 1, 2, 3 and 4. (Click on the numbers to see the videos).
What makes this colour wheel different from the "Yurmby" version, you ask? This version has 3 primary colours; Yellow, Red and Blue at equal distance around the wheel. But in the "Yurmby" colour wheel version (Blog post click here) there are 6 primary colours of Red/Blue/Green and Cyan/Magenta/Yellow.
We will explore why that makes a such difference when I create the 3rd and final colour wheel version.
You will notice that I have substituted paints for the secondary and sometimes for the tertiary colours so that the colour wheel does have the bright clear colours that we want in a colour wheel.
In the traditional colour wheel I use the following colours:
Cadmium Yellow Light (Primary),
Cadmium Orange (Secondary)
Cadmium Red Medium (Primary)
Alizarin Crimson Hue Permanent (Liquitex)
Dioxazine Purple (Liquitex) (Secondary)
Permanent Green Light. (Secondary)
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