Six hours of work on these charts today, I definitely don’t have any issue with longevity when doing these charts.


Viridian Green LIght



Viridian Green Light note:

  • If I ever need an intense green viridian is the place to start.
  • Overall viridian is a very cool green.
  • The mixture of Alizarin and Viridian makes a very nice subdued purple.
  • Very similar to the Manganese Blue chart, the Viridian chart has much less harmony throughout.
  • I may have mixed the value ranges here a bit light because the most vivid of the swatches are consistently one shade lighter rather than in the mid value.



Alizarin Crimson



Alizarin Crimson Notes:

  • I would consider this color to be indispensable with painting flesh.
  • There are a nice range of purples here that I have seen in flesh that I will need to keep in mind.
  • The mixture of Red Scarlet and Alizarin was much more intense then I would have expected. It has a very high intensity yet a very light value.
  • Alizarin, with Veridian, Manganese Blue, or Ultramarine Deep make really nice blacks. The addition of Transparent Oxide Red to any one of these would make a deep black that would play easily between warm and cool.
  • Most of the colors that I see in flesh (when in light, not shadow) can be found with a mixture of Alizarin Crimsin, Yellow and/or Transparent Oxide Red.




  • Session: 387
  • Work: 371
  • Width: 10"
  • Height: 8"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Color charts in apartment
  • Art Time: 6
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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."