Which Red, Which Yellow, Which Blue?

Red Yellow Blue color theory is not without its limitations (deep topic ‘nother day) but when we choose to use this strategy and dive in to get our fist paints, or maybe just our first GOOD paints, where should we invest?

How much we spend, how toxic we are willing to allow our studio to be, how lightfast (permanent) we need our final work to be – all of these are good things to think about.

In this video with slides, I share my top picks for the top three of starter pigments, each with something to offer.

They may not get you everwhere you want to go (no neons) but they’ll get you really far when you mix color. Pick one from each column and you are painting with the power of mixing!

Check out the comments below this video on youtube for some palette inspirations for different painting goals.

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