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Color Wheel Art | The Color Wheel

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Color Wheel Art | The Color Wheel
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Color Wheel Art | The Color Wheel

designed by crimson duvall

How to paint a color wheel starting with just three colors.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Bright Yellow (DA227)
  • True Blue (DAO36)
  • True Red (DA129)

Other supplies

  • paper towels
  • baby wipes (optional)
  • black Sharpie® marker
  • spoon
  • canvas (square- 24"x 24")
  • disposable cups


NOTE: If you want to create a large color wheel canvas such as this one, we recommend using 16 fl. oz. jars of True Red, True Blue, and Bright Yellow American Acrylic Paints.

  1. Visually, this project works best with a square canvas. I used a 24"x24" Artist's Loft canvas from Michaels, but any size square canvas will work.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Get 12 disposable cups . (TIP: Clear works well because you can see if you have mixed the colors.) Refer to the attached pattern: "color wheel mixing chart". Use a sharpie to label the cups with each color name. (12 total) Use a spoon to scoop out the paint into the cups. Follow the mixing chart ratios to scoop the appropriate amount of paint colors into each cup.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Once all colors are mixed, plan the placement of the colors by setting the cups on the canvas. (TIP: Again, refer to color wheel mixing chart for placement.)
    Step 2 Example
  4. Slowly pour the colors onto the canvas and try to create circles of a uniform size. Allow to dry flat.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Easy color wheel art is a great wall decor piece and a wonderful creative reference using our popular art and craft paint Americana Acrylics.
    Step 4 Example
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