After making new color charts using acrylic paint, I no longer have the excuse that I can’t get decent colors from acrylic.
The choice was to either give away all my acrylic paint or paint with it. I have an odd assortment of colors. I also had a bad attitude about the inability to make lovely color with acrylic. My solution was to make color charts similar to the Richard Schmid color charts I made using oil paints. If I found that I could not mix beautiful colors while making the charts I would bag up the acrylic paint and give it away.
I arbitrarily grabbed a red (perylene red), a yellow (Indian Yellow Hue), a blue (Prussian Blue), a green (Permanent Sap Green), and a brown (Raw Umber). I used Titanium White to lighten each of the color mixes except in the sixth column. I used Zinc White to mix with the mother color of each panel. Zinc White lightens the color while still maintaining a bit more of the intensity of the color than Titanium White. I find Titanium to mute colors quite quickly. Titanium is more opaque than Zinc.
I won’t be giving away my acrylic paints.