Hi Mike, I have been busy sorry to be late with your last question.
I use tempera and acrylic paints. The tempera mixes very well and the
colors can be applied flat better tan some acrylics. I use tempera in my art 1.2
and even three's for color scheme projects and because of cost this allows me
to do more of these. Waste is a factor as well since tempera is water
soluble and I use cheap plastic cups and lids to mix quantities of colors and keep
them for weeks.
I use an eight color scheme handout to explain my color schemes. These are
Monochromatic, Compliment, Double Compliment, Split Compliment, Analogous,
Triad, related Palette, and Three Analogous and a comp.
Depending on the project I select several color schemes and they use the
color wheel to choose the colors and then with that group start mixing and
experimenting with the colors that can be made in that scheme. They then cut out
little squares of colors and arrange them from lightest to darkest and pick 8
to 10 to use in the project. They must have at least one that is almost
white and on that is almost black.
Mixing these colors again into the little cups and saving them allows them
to keep the painting organized and they use the same colors each day.
Hope this helps,
Leigh High School
San Jose CA