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Weekly BobBlast #97
"Goof-Proof Color Wheel - A Simple Explantion." VIDEO

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Dear Artist,
My Goof-Proof Color Wheel - A Simple Explanation.

My own Goof-Proof Color Wheel is not like any other. I feel it's easier (and faster) to understand than the universal color wheel - and uses only a 4 color combo throughout the entire painting.

Mind you, even though I pick only 4 pure colors right out of the tube, I'll also mix a variety of shades of each. While painting, I use the pure colors around the focal point and I tone down, or "dial back" the pure colors the further away I get from the focal point. I do this so there won't be more than one focal point.

A common question I am asked is "How much of each color do I use?"

80% of the painting surface will be the Dominant color. Dominant! Get it?

The primary Focal Point color takes up about 10% in one area.

Around the pure focal point color I add 5% of each Spice Color. The two Spice Colors actually augment plus draw attention to the focal point.

And again, as I move away from the one focal point, I tone down the other colors to a variety of neutrals.

Think - 80, 10, 5 and 5.

PS - Important! My Color Wheel helps me get started in a clear, focused direction. After starting the initial 4 colors, I expand the palette with a variety of close colors... such as red, red-orange, orange. I like choices, don't you? Hope this helps!

Let the Colors Fly around your Paintings!

Thank you for your interest, questions, comments and support! 
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"Goof-Proof Color Wheel - A Simple Explantion." video.

BobBlast #97 Goof-Proof Color Wheel - A Simple Explantion.

Love, Peace & Happiness,
Robert Burridge
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Bob, in his studio, painting with Color Combinations.
video run time 3 minutes, 51 seconds

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