Here are my Yellow Wheels: (DS Hansa Yellow Med; complementary: W. Violet)

The two value wheels:

White (of the paper) to pure hue:-

Pure hue to black:-

Intensity Wheel:
Pure hue to no color:-

See how when you add black to yellow you get beautiful olive colors; while adding complimentary violet gives gorgeous browns
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Here are my Orange Wheels: (Winsor Orange; Complimentary: Ultramarine Blue)

The two value wheels:

White (of the paper) to pure hue:-

Pure hue to black:-

Intensity Wheel:
Pure hue to no color:-

Notice how the dark value wheel on this and the intensity wheel are not much different!

Here are my Cool Red Wheels: (W&N Perm. Alizarin Crimson; complementary: W&N Pthalo Green Yellow Shade)

The two value wheels:

White (of the paper) to pure hue:-

Pure hue to black:-

Intensity Wheel:
Pure hue to no color:-

Again not much difference in the last two wheels….

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As you see we are not just one color wheel around the palette, but “three” wheels for each hue to help us get a deeper understanding of each hue, and also to get a deeper understanding of color mixing

I have seen many posts on WC! asking how to mix a particular color (be it blond hair/ or dark skin/ or of copper jugs .)

Doing these wheels will help us “see” what color is really there in the object we are trying to paint! And also help us understand the hue/value/intensity of each color.

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