making the strongest oppositions and the sharpest contrasts.
Transparent Magenta and Transparent Green.
They will make your darkest black neutral mixing color.
These are combinations of the six primary and secondary colors that will make a neutral gray.
Shadows can be warm, cool or neutral. Morning shadows are cool.
Use these 3 different combinations of pigments to make your shadow colors at high noon
in this first ring 10 yards around you.
Ring #1 colors are in the first left column.
From ring #2 outward, Thalo Green and Dioxine Purple mixed together are slowly replacing the mixing mixture of Quinacridone Magenta and Thalo Green as the shadow colors.
Ring #3 is twenty five to fifty yards away from you. The colors are less intense to any discriminating eye. Twenty five yards of air can make a big difference, even on a clear day.
Ring #4. 100 to 500 yds. out. Full palette Colors are muted, you could never confuse a color from the fifth ring with the third ring. You mute colors by tinting them lighter and by using the color of air. Transparent Purple and Green mixed together form the blue of air color.
Ring #5 is about 2 miles away. Yellow is still very visible as are dull reds. Now you can really see the effects of aerial perspective and adding the color of more air to the local color. Purple and Green mix to the blue color of air.
Ring# 6. five to ten miles away, COMPLETELY switch opposition palettes from normal Magenta and Green to a split complementary. The Purple and Green split complementary combination color is the basic color in the distance.
Ring# 7 is from 10 to 20 miles away.
Ring #8 is fifty miles away.
Ring# 9 is 50 to 100 miles away.
Ring #10 is more than 100 miles away. See how all three color oppositions in the first ring finally look the same by the time they are seen in Ring #10.