To start, you need Daniel Smith Essential Set which consists of 6 colours – 3 cool primary and 3 warm primary.

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The colours are:

  1. Hansa Yellow Light (PY3) – a cool yellow. This is a glorious sunlight yellow and is a semi-transparent, non-granulating, low staining yellow.
  2. New Gamboge (PY97, PY10) – a warm yellow.  This is a golden daffodil yellow and is a transparent, non-granulating, low staining yellow.
  3. Quinacridone Red (PV19) – a cool red. This is a deep, brilliant rose pink and is a semi-transparent, non-granulating, medium staining pink.
  4. Pyrrol Scarlet (PR255) – a warm red. This is a vivid red/orange and is a semi-transparent, non-granulating, medium staining red.
  5. Phthalo Blue (GS) (PB15) – a cool blue.  This is a rich, soft blue, leaning towards green and is a transparent, non-granulating, staining blue.
  6. French Ultramarine Blue (PB29) – a warm blue.  This is a bright, vivid blue and is transparent, granulating, medium staining.

Here’s how you do it:

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Creating a colour wheels with Daniel Smith Essential Set
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