This page is new, it gives the hexadecimal codes for the RCW colors for the web or print.

Print out a color wheel for yourself. If you print and laminate it at Kinko's (they print it best) it will cost you the same as the one I sell and deliver without shipping costs. The colors are spot on and they will last a long time from a Xerox (heat) or an ink-jet printer (wet). The giclee pigments are the same transparent primary pigments I paint with.

This link is for monitor color calibration, it's not an image, but an RGB table of numbers in Real Color Wheel order. Yellow and red to dark brown, cyan and blue to dark blue.

All visual color is represented by visible wavelengths except magenta, which is there but can't be seen. One of the ways they are measured is in nanometers. This Electromagnetic (EM) Chart plots where the colors are in nanometers. 1,000,000,000 nanometers equals 1 meter. This color information includes every facet of color I thought interesting, wave lengths of color escaped me because I don't think that way, until now. There is more to color than just what you can see reflected. This EM chart plots all colors except magenta because magenta shows up as black, black is clear in a rainbow. Here is the link to the EM wavelength chart on my site. It's 600 ppi, large enough for you to use or print clearly.

These links are not uploaded to the Color and Painting site.

This is a 5"x5", RCW, CMYK for Artists to print out at home, 300 dpi, or print it on a professional Xerox.

RCW print 5x5, 300 dpi, RGB for Computer Artists

A 10"x6" square table (a table will give you the color and it's code. (This is what I make my RCW's from.)

RCW print 9x9, 300 dpi, CMYK

A wallet sized RCW zip to print out at 300 dpi.

RCW for Photographers, who don't need the pigment placement dots on the image, 350 dpi.

Back-side copy only with the pigment matching information, 350 dpi.

RCW RGB Pen Tablet Palette zips, 300 dpi.

This link is for P.S. CS5 swatch palette.

10x6, 300 dpi, CMYK, printable Real Color Table for your studio.
It is the most complete colorwheel, with 10 tints and 10 shades of each color. The image is in CMYK and ready to print.

CS5 RCW Swatch palettes.
#1 is the RCWRGB, #2 is the RCWCMYK with tints.

For the png images to show how the two different palettes look when in use.

Site Tree of Paintings.

3-25-13, it gives all the Hexadecimal codes and shows the colors for the web and for printing.

RCW, CMYK Pen Tablet Palette as a png file on a website

Prismacolor 72 color pencil set includes 48 chroma colors, 11 tints, 13 non-color.
Here they are mounted on the 36 Real Color Wheel. 4-5-7, plus one extra added color, Prismacolor's PC919 Non-Photo Blue as the Cyan.
This page also includes a blank 36 real color wheel to print and fill in yourself.

A 12 color blank RCW to print is available on WikiHow.

Zip for a 7x7, 300dpi, BLANK colorwheel for you to download and fill in yourself with your colors.

I have a laminated CMYK 5x5 RCW printed with heat based permanent inks with the pigment colors printed on the back for $10. It takes a professional printer to print really accurate results. Any commercial Xerox will do. Otherwise the matching names of color pigments are on this site.

The full Real Color Wheel Painting on Location course and paintings sites are on DVD for $35, it includes the laminated 5x5 inch Real Color Wheel with matching pigments printed on the back.

The DVD is always current and inclusive. Schools may make copies of their DVD for their students.

An interactive RCW describing and linking to all pigment colors.

All opposition (complement) colors.

It's really nice to know what colors neutralize any other color you see. Shade any color naturally with-out adding black pigment. I know it sounds too good to be true because it has never been done with all the colors before, but here it is.
My pigments with the RCW numbers. Yellow is (36)RCW#1.0.5, Brown is dark yellow RCW#1.10, Yellow-green is RCW#36.0(.5)

This is how and why the RCW color wheel works. In omnipresent lighting, shade lighting or in bright sunlight, daylight will give these results. Take the red tomato and it's shade/shadow color. The darker color of an object is always made with the opposite of the most saturated/brightest local color. The shadow-opposition color of a red tomato is cyan, red and cyan mix a neutral dark, that's the basis of the tomato's dark side.
Other colors may influence it by their approximation or reflections but that will not change the basic shadow color. This holds true for any colored object.

The old color theory from Newton on is the Red-Yellow-Blue primary color wheel. Which has red and green, yellow and purple, ult. blue and orange as opposite colors and no magenta or cyan. They do not mix neutral darks. These are the most visible colors in the rainbow but not the primary colors, Compare the old with the new.

This color wheel is based on the similarities between color-making elements, crystals, chemicals and pigments. Crushed element crystals are pigments, elements represent colors and chemical colors have the same elements. The yellow crystal becomes dark brown. A Nickel Complex has the chemical name for one of these color pigments, Indian yellow. It's part of the primary painting triad to dark. Know that brown (dark yellow) and ultramarine blue (yellow's opposite) are complements that represent the yellow and blue dark opposition. Primary cyan gets darker by adding it's opposite color red, green is opposite magenta.

The sun in the morning, when it is the brightest has blue shadows, when it's red in the evening it has dark red/cyan shadows. Both are complementary sets of colors. Noon shadows use the magenta and green opposition.

Chemical colors and their color paths.

Crystal and elements of color table.

Transparent dual-toned yellow.

"All About Color" the color course.

The full color course is now an Ebook