Learning how to make the right colour for your project will make all the difference to your work and learning what colour make what colours when mixed together is key to making the most of a simple limited pallet which will help tie your painting together.
- Cadmium Yellow Hue
- Lemon Yellow
- Cadmium Orange Hue
- Scarlet Lake
- and a little Ivory Black
Start by creating a tester sheet start by simply mixing the pure colours. Because we are trying for apple colours use the second line uses the colours on the first line mixed with the Scarlet Lake at 50/50 and below the same again with the first colour at 70% and second colour at 30%. Whilst the colours are pretty similar in the yellows there are subtle differences.
As you can see to help keep track of the mixes I have numbered the swatches and noted the mixes. This makes it easier to identify which colours you need to mix where on your image.