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Color Harmony in Your Paintings by Margaret Kessler

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b1 The Color Wheel

To understand both the color-mixing capabilities of your paints and the general color schemes available to you, you must be familiar with the color wheel. Wheels can vary, but the most commonly used one is the traditional, triadic color wheel. Its twelve colors are strategically placed in a circle so that equilateral triangles can be drawn to connect three types of colors: primary, secondary and tertiary.

The primary colors—yellow, red and blue—are the basic colors from which all others are derived. Every color your eye sees can be broken down into these three colors. They are unique because you can combine primaries to create ...

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