Magic Palette Artists Color Selector and Mixing Guide

Magic Palette Artists Color Selector and Mixing Guide

(♪♪♪) DEE:
Hi, I’m Dee Solin,
creator of the Magic Palette Colour
Mixing Guide. I’m an active
professional artist, and I spend a great deal of
time working in my studio. I’ve been painting
for over 35 years, and working with colour
is my passion. Today, I’m going to
tell you about the Magic Palette Colour
Mixing Guide, why I created it, and to show you
how it works. There has never been
anything like it, and once an artist uses it, they’ll wonder how they ever
painted without it. Colour is the focus
in my work, and I felt there was a need
for a guide that an artist can
comfortably use while painting in the studio or outside to
help with the selection and mixing of colour. I set a goal to
once and for all take the guesswork out of
mixing colour, to make it simple. That’s why I created the Magic Palette Colour
Mixing Guide. There are many books that
deal with the issue of colour, and I have a library
full of them, but there’s never been
anything as easy to use as Magic Palette. So portable, it can be taken
with you and used anywhere, and you can refer to it
while actually painting. Let me show you how
the Magic Palette works. It works on a very
simple grid system. An artist can select any
colour from the guide. From the selected colour, you follow the row
to the left margin where you will find
the dominant colour. In this case,
it’s Cerulean Blue. Then, from
the selected colour, you follow the column down
to bottom margin where you’ll find
the mixing colour. In this case, it’s Sap Green. So this colour is a mixture
of those two colours. Now you place a dab of
the dominant and the mixing colours
separately on your palette. I add a little white to
the colours to make them opaque
and easier to see, since many of
the tube colours are dark and transparent. To both the Cerulean Blue
and the Sap Green, you slowly add a small
amount of Titanium White, and blend until each of
the colours closely match the mixing colour on the chart. Once they closely match, you slowly add the mixing colour
into the dominant colour in very small increments
and blend until the selected colour
is achieved. It’s that simple. When I’m outside
painting a landscape, I’m often overwhelmed by
the range of beautiful colours before me. Looking at the sea and the sky,
I see endless shades of blue. With the help of
the Magic Palette Guide you can begin to differentiate
the variations of blue, the turquoise sea
approaching green, the Cerulean Blue sky
becoming more purple as you look up to
the atmosphere. You can select each of these
beautiful shades of blue on the Magic Palette
Colour Mixing Guide, and easily mix the colours
to capture the magic you see before you. Magic Palette is
available in two sizes. The Personal Mixing Guide
shows you how to mix over 300 colours using 18
essential artist tube paints. These are the paints that
are most typically found on an artist’s palette. The Personal Guide is
small enough to take with you wherever you paint. The Studio Mixing Guide is
much more comprehensive, and shows you how to mix
over 800 colours using 29 popular
artist tube paints. This is for artists who want to see a greatly
expanded colour palette, and it is ideal for
use in the studio, workshop, or classroom. Both are very affordable
and will not stress the budgets of working artists. Magic Palette is
truly a unique and meaningful product. It is also a great educational
tool for artists of all experience levels,
and ideal for use by students, beginners,
experienced artists, and teachers. It also makes
a wonderful gift. Thank you, and happy painting. Captioned by GigEcast

30 thoughts on “Magic Palette Artists Color Selector and Mixing Guide

  1. This was very informative! Thanks Blick!

  2. hi can you tell me how to get one of this color mixing guide write on youtube so i can tell you my gmail

  3. Oh man you beat me too it! : ) I made a grid system like this 10 years ago mixing the color together like in the way you did it. Because like you I was disappointed on the lack of one. Well at least you did something about it and patented yours. I guess great minds think a like. = )

  4. she is nice create painting tool

  5. @malusak54 All the products featured in our videos may be purchased from our website dickblick . com.

  6. Yes!!! I too would like to know if this chart would be practical for use in colored pencils/marker applications??? How about dye ink pad colors as well???

  7. @jeffnval1 This tool was created for paint mixing and color matching. The chart references paint names you would find in oil, acrylic and watercolor tubes. Because colored pencils, markers and dye pads cannot be mixed separately and then transferred to your paper, it is likely not as useful a tool for those media.

  8. nice i got to get me one.

  9. Can it be used for pastels?:)

  10. someone slap me

  11. nice 5 stars art supply

  12. very nice Tutorial and Brief Guiding of Colors….and Off course you are a Good artist..i like your Paintings also..thank you for your Great Work…….keep going

  13. Like some of the other commenters, I learned this many years ago in painting 101. We painstakingly made them and learned so much about color through the experience. Now as a teacher I have all of my beginning students to make them. They use them long after the class is over. The ready made one would be handy as well but I would encourage making your own.

  14. I bought the magic palette when I first started painting, however what I didn't know is that it's only useful for 2 mediums, Acrylic and Oils. With watercolour, when I started, it was suggested that white paint should not be used.(Dumb rules by artists…!! ) The paper is reserved for white highlights, which is true if your painting from light to dark. The magic palette can be used if color and tone is achieved first without glazes of colour in your painting, which I prefer.

  15. Simply Great, Where can I get a magic palate color mixing guide.? please guide.

  16. You can purchase this product from the Blick Art Materials website.

  17. she's left handed <3

  18. Awesome!

  19. How many tubes of paint do you need to use the system? It look like about 20. How does the chart deal with tint and shade?

  20. You can use as many colors as you'd like – you will expand your options to create colors based on the number of colors you begin with. For product information, please contact our Product Information experts at Blick Art Materials by emailing: info @ dickblick . com. Thank you

  21. Off topic, but when you said you have been painting for over 35 years I had to do a double take at the video, because you don't even look like you are 35 much less like you have been painting for 35 years. Along with your painting tips I need your skin care tips as well. You look great!

  22. this is expensive. and it is only a piece of paper. I am not complaining but i don't know why on earth every thing related with paint and painting is expensive. i love this product but can't afford it.  15 pounds. and cheapest one is 9 pounds. seriously….

  23. well done  Dee , brilliant work and invention , 35 years ! you look 35 !  recipe please , make many more videos please , very helpful , a God given talent , 

  24. Does your guide offer tints created by a third colour, one which will neutralise it slightly and alter its tone or bias?

  25. This is tool, not a miracle.  If it works for you, by all means keep using it.  There are, however, much less expensive ways to get the same tool and learn about color mixing at the same time:  make your own from the colors you use or want to use.  While making your own charts you will see how your paints react with each other and you will begin to learn how to really see so you don't have to check the chart every time you change from one color/tint/value to another. Free tool and free learning experience.  

    I know, the tool still won't be free, but the hyperbole isn't nearly as loud as the implication this tool is a magic wand.

  26. Hi Lovely Woman, Thank You for teaching . I'm color Blind 50%, I need something good simple like this chart, so I can know what to do to make a color, by seeing what to do on this chart. I love simple, I'm a simple guy, lolll. Namaste.

  27. This is nice chart, but what I should do when I only have 2 of each 3 basic colours (warm&cold red,blue,yellow)?
    I should get those 2 colours in chart with them somehow.

  28. I'll stick to my $2 color wheel

  29. How could she have been painting for over 35 years?? Did she start before she was born??…

  30. In my opinion, this is not a good way to learn about your own colors. If it is watercolors, acrylic, oil or pastels or if you use different brands it will not be useful unless you have exactly her colors and medium. The best way to learn about mixing colors is to make your own color wheel with the colors that you have. Art is a craft on an equal footing with a skilled furniture designer or another creative craftsman. It takes time to learn for most and there are no shortcuts. There are so many brilliant youtube artists who will give you a template to a color wheel and a color mixing chart all for free.

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