To my delight, there were also some bonus lessons from Kellee Wynne Conrad, so I've gone back to basics to play with colour harmony.
The colours Kellee uses are Golden's primary yellow, primary magenta, and primary cyan. I have some primary cyan, but not the other two (yet! I've ordered some, but was too impatient to wait...) so I substituted Liquitex Hansa yellow opaque, and Winsor & Newton's quinacridone red.
I had great fun following the mixing hints and tips, and am pleased with my colour wheel. I was greatly surprised at the primary cyan's ability to create some lovely purples and violets. I have learned in my long creative past, that for good purples, you need to pick a blueish red (hence my choice of quin red) and a blue that leans towards purple (such as ultramarine) and the primary cyan does seem to lean more towards green; but the quin red and the primary cyan do make fine upstanding violet shades.
After I'd painted my printable colour chart, I didn't want to waste my colours, so I added a bit of white, and then a lot of white, and painted in the concentric circles on the wheel. It was a blast. I can't wait to try it with the primaries yellow and magenta when they arrive.
From complete novice to artistic genius, painting colour wheels is never a waste of time. You sort of absorb the joy of mixing the colours and the more you do it, the more the theory sticks.
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|Mixing the colours.|
|(Photograph) Finished colour wheel, using primary cyan, hansa yellow opaque, and quinacridone red.|