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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Why Is Green So Hard

How to Get Great Greens

Green is one of the hardest colors to mix,
but I found this on YouTube.

They send me suggestions and this was today's suggestion.

Click here to watch this cool video on making green color charts,
without using green.

Here is my green color chart I made.


The colors on the left are:
Lemon Yellow
Cad Yellow Med
Yellow Ochre
Indian Yellow
Cad Orange

The colors across the top are:

Phthalo Blue
Ultramarine Blue
Cerulean Blue
Prussian Blue
Burnt Sienna
Burnt Umber

These are great colors for landscapes,
and I decided to use every shade of yellow and blue I had
and he also used the last two,
Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber.  

I'm going to do more of these
probably in reds, blues, purples, pinks, etc.

Get the picture.


  1. I like color charts so I watched the video and enjoyed it. I'll have to make another chart. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks Linda. I like them too. He was very interesting.

  3. This was so interesting! Thanks for the link. I enjoyed the video. I need to work on my greens so maybe a chart is what I need to do next. Thanks Sharon!

  4. Thanks Cathy. I thought it was definitely worth the 20 minutes to watch the video. For me it was definitely worth it to make the chart.


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