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French Ultramarine

French Ultramarine is one of my favorite blues. It is a semiopaque, warm blue that mixes well with other transparent nonstaining colors. It is a good color to use as foreground shadows. It sits between Winsor Blue and Ultramarine Violet on the color wheel.

Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber complement French Ultramarine when juxtaposed in a composition.

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Permanent Mauve

I use Permanent Mauve as the SECONDARY VIOLET on the color wheel because it is a pure color that is perfect for its complementary color listed below.

Complementary

The complementary color sits on the opposite side of the color wheel. For Permanent Mauve, the complementary color is:

Aureolin
Aureolin

Split-Complementary

The split-complementary colors are the two colors located on either side of the complementary color on the color wheel. The following are the split-complementary colors for Permanent Mauve:

Cadmium Orange
Cadmium-Free Orange
Permanent Green Light
Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)

Analogous

Going clockwise on the color wheel from VIOLET to RED the analogous colors for Permanent Mauve are:

Winsor Violet
Winsor Violet
Alizarin Crimson
Alizarin Crimson

Triadic

This Triadic consists of three SECONDARY colors. In addition to Permanent Mauve, the other colors that make up this Triadic color scheme are:

Viridian
Viridian
Cadmium Scarlet
Cadmium-Free Scarlet

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Ultramarine Violet

I use Ultramarine Violet as the INTERMEDIATE BLUE-VIOLET on the color wheel because it is a pure color that is perfect for its complementary color listed below.

Complementary

The complementary color sits on the opposite side of the color wheel. For Ultramarine Violet, the complementary color is:

Cadmium Orange
Cadmium-Free Orange

Split-Complementary

The split-complementary colors are the two colors located on either side of the complementary color on the color wheel. The following are the split-complementary colors for Ultramarine Violet:

Cadmium Scarlet
Cadmium-Free Scarlet
Aureolin
Aureolin

Analogous

Going clockwise on the color wheel from BLUE-VIOLET to RED-VIOLET the analogous colors for Ultramarine Violet are:

Permanent Mauve
Permanent Mauve
Winsor Violet
Winsor Violet

Triadic

This Triadic consists of three INTERMEDIATE colors. In addition to Ultramarine Violet, the other colors that make up this Triadic color scheme are:

Cadmium Red Deep
Cadmium-Free Red Deep
Permanent Green Light
Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)

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Manganese Blue Hue

I use Manganese Blue Hue as the INTERMEDIATE BLUE-GREEN on the color wheel because it is a pure color that is perfect for its complementary color listed below.

Complementary

The complementary color sits on the opposite side of the color wheel. For Manganese Blue Hue, the complementary color is:

Cadmium Red Deep
Cadmium-Free Red Deep

Split-Complementary

The split-complementary colors are the two colors located on either side of the complementary color on the color wheel. The following are the split-complementary colors for Manganese Blue Hue:

Alizarin Crimson
Alizarin Crimson
Cadmium Scarlet
Cadmium-Free Scarlet

Analogous

Going clockwise on the color wheel from BLUE-GREEN to BLUE-VIOLET the analogous colors for Manganese Blue Hue are:

Winsor Blue
Winsor Blue (Green Shade)
Ultramarine Violet
Ultramarine Violet

Triadic

This Triadic consists of three INTERMEDIATE colors. In addition to Manganese Blue Hue, the other colors that make up this Triadic color scheme are:

Winsor Violet
Winsor Violet
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium-Free Orange

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Permanent Rose

See Alizarin Crimson. The color Permanent Rose, a pure transparent color, can be used as a substitute for Alizarin Crimson as the PRIMARY RED on the color wheel. Permanent Rose is also the RED used for the layered wash Рglazing watercolor technique.

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Rose Madder Genuine

Rose Madder Genuine is a pure transparent color. It is the RED-VIOLET used for the layered wash – glazing watercolor technique. It is similar to Alizarin Crimson, but lighter in value and intensity.

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Cobalt Blue

Cobalt Blue is a pure transparent color that is considered to be a neutral blue. It is the BLUE used for the layered wash – glazing watercolor technique. For the PRIMARY BLUE in color schemes, see Winsor Blue.

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Hooker’s Green

Hooker’s Green is a more neutralized color than the pure transparent Viridian. So, I have not included it in my color schemes. It is a warm green useful in mixing a variety of greens for expressing landscapes and receding planes.

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Viridian

I use Viridian as the SECONDARY GREEN on the color wheel because it is a pure color that is perfect for its complementary color listed below.

Complementary

The complementary color sits on the opposite side of the color wheel. For Viridian, the complementary color is:

Alizarin Crimson
Alizarin Crimson

Split-Complementary

The split-complementary colors are the two colors located on either side of the complementary color on the color wheel. The following are the split-complementary colors for Viridian:

Winsor Violet
Winsor Violet
Cadmium Red Deep
Cadmium-Free Red Deep

Analogous

Going clockwise on the color wheel from GREEN to BLUE the analogous colors for Viridian are:

Manganese Blue Hue
Manganese Blue Hue
Winsor Blue
Winsor Blue (Green Shade)

Triadic

This Triadic consists of three SECONDARY colors. In addition to Viridian, the other colors that make up this Triadic color scheme are:

Permanent Mauve
Permanent Mauve
Cadmium Scarlet
Cadmium-Free Scarlet

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Aureolin

I use Aureolin as the PRIMARY YELLOW on the color wheel because it is transparent. It can be substituted with Cadmium Lemon, which is semiopaque.

Complementary

The complementary color sits on the opposite side of the color wheel. For Aureolin, the complementary color is:

Permanent Mauve
Permanent Mauve

 Split-Complementary

The split-complementary colors are the two colors located on either side of the complementary color on the color wheel. The following are the split-complementary colors for Aureolin:

Ultramarine Violet
Ultramarine Violet
Winsor Violet
Winsor Violet

Analogous

Going clockwise on the color wheel from YELLOW to GREEN the analogous colors for Aureolin are:

Permanent Green Light
Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)
Viridian
Viridian

Triadic

The three PRIMARY colors on the color wheel are YELLOW, BLUE and RED. In addition to Aureolin, the other colors that make up this Triadic color scheme are:

Winsor Blue
Winsor Blue (Green Shade)
Alizarin Crimson
Alizarin Crimson

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