Graphic rendition of a Color Chart after mixtures are applied

Sample of a balanced palette.

Chart Your Palette!

Artists who are serious about mastering color, know the value of "doing the charts".

Nothing increases the mastery of your palette more effectively than the systematic creation of color charts, with hue and value gradations for the colors in your palette.

Color Mixing Panels

Now ColorFrontier™ eliminates the need to mask and prepare boards by hand. Designed with a peel-up mask placed upon a blank 8" by 16" panel, the 1" square openings are laid out, ready for your paint mixtures; (Patent No. 6,857,875).

Buy one panel, several... or a traditional set of 12 with any major credit card through PayPal below.


Vatican Oil Painting

A Set of 12 blank panels, (see photo to the right), allows for the value and mixture studies of an average, balanced palette of 11 colors. For a limited palette, just order less.

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A full set of boards with its shipping carton.
~~ For a PDF describing their use, click here)

~~ For a PDF describing a typical palette, click here)


Recommended by Richard Schmid

”For anyone deterred from making the very important color charts because of the work involved in preparing the boards and squares, I recommend Randal McClure’s product. I wish his boards were available when I was doing my charts.” -Richard Schmid

Richard Schmid's book Alla Prima II - Expanded Edition has an excellent discussion about the purpose and method for doing the charts. (See Chapter 7)

Generally regarded as the art world's foremost book for painters seeking serious instruction in representational painting, Alla Prima-II is available at along with other great items, including DVDs.

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Thank you for your order.

Randal Gordon McClure
P.O. Box 1
9771 Two Pines Road, McClellanville, SC 29458

Phone: 888-746-3800
Fax: 877-684-2982

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**Foreign Shipments: The $40 USD flat rate shipping charge, which is a discount of about $20 USD, will get a shipment to most destinations in the world through the US Postal Service. If we find that your destination isn't served by the USPS, and alternate costs are considerably more, we'll send a shipping quote for your consideration, and will provide a refund if you prefer. Refunds take about 3 days to show back up in your account. Generally speaking though, international shipping is easy.

- Shipping weight of a full set of 12 panels is 7 lbs. (3.175kg)

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New Mexico on the Rio Grande


Cape Romain Sunset at high tide

Photography by Sharon Cumbee.
The painting of the Angel can be seen in the "Map Gallery" at the Vatican;
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