LoP Basic Color Chart

The Language of Painting Basic Palette Color Chart allows the artist to observe the effects of mixing each color on our palette with every other color on the palette. The result is a valuable, personalized resource that you can keep for future reference.

The layout for this chart should consist of grid (established with extremely light graphite or charcoal grid of 1”x1” squares on a prepared surface) consisting of just as many rows and columns as there are colors on your palette. Each row and column should be assigned a letter or number to keep the chart on track.

The mixing dynamic for this chart is approximately ONE part ROW to TWO parts COLUMN. For example, the second square across in row A will be 1 part A and 2 parts B.

The finished chart will reflect the arrangement of your own palette.

You can tackle the population of the chart in any way you see fit.