I will post my progress on Color Wheel Five, but I will not post the directions until I have completed it. Already I see the need for tweaking.
The original plan was to pick twelve pigments and use them straight out of the tube to keep a measure of control and consistency. I needed yellow, yellow-orange, orange, orange-red, red, red-purple, purple, purple-blue, blue, blue-green, green and green-yellow.
The purple-blue has been the first major problem. I know that Thalo Blue is not purple-blue, yet I thought it still might work in the color wheel. Clearly it doesn’t. There is nothing neutral about adding Thalo Blue to Cadmium Yellow. The result is green, a saturated green rather than a neutral green.
I will be over-painting many segments, as I adjust the hue and the value.
Color Wheel Five: oil on gessoed rag board.