A particular color has the following properties:
1. Hue: This essencially means what color it is: red/yellow/violet or blue, etc…
2. Value:this is the darkness or the lightness of the color.
3. Intensity: the brighness or dullness of a color.

We take each hue and we do 3 color wheels for each.

Two Value Wheels:
From white to a pure Hue and back again
From Pure Hue to Black and back again

One Intensity Wheel:
From Pure Hue to No-Color* and Back again.

*No color: Mixing complementaries reduces the intensity of a Hue. Until it reduces to a no color… it’s neither this color or that…., for eg, if you keep adding the complemetary violet to yellow, there will be a point where it will be neither yellowish not towards violet… just PURE MUD! this is No Color.

For the first wheel we add water to the pure highest chroma pigment to change the value.

For the second wheel paint pure pigment at 12 o’ clock. Paint black at 6 o’ clock. We don’t add any more water, we use the paint at the highest chroma, just keep adding more and more black.

For the third wheel we have pure pigment at 12 o’ clock and No Color at 6 o’ clock – by adding the complimentary to our hue. Again, we don’t add any more water, we use the paint at the highest chroma, just keep adding more and more complimentary. Paint a small circular swatch of the complimentary in the center.

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