Color Mixing

When I was taking a watercolor class from artist Rhonda Root at Andrews University, she introduced me to a book by colorist Stephen Quiller called Color Choices: Making Color Sense Out of Color Theory. Quiller found a set of pure pigments containing exact complements from which all the popular colors on the market could be mixed. He called his resulting color chart the Quiller WheelTM. If you want a limited palette of 12 pure pigments (plus white) that will easily mix any color, this is a helpful resource. As a landscape artist, I use mostly neutralized colors. I have found that I can use these 12 pigments to easily mix all the earth colors I want, as neutralized as I want.

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