I am trying to add more color to my paintings. I noticed that i keep just using the same 4 colors over and over again straight from the tube. To begin to work on this problem i did some research online and chose paintings that used color combinations i liked. Many of the paintings used colors i would normally never have picked up but i felt they worked very well together as a whole. I used these paintings as a guide and attempted to mix the same colors the original artist used. I kept track of the color recipes i used to achieve the correct shades. In the future i plan to use these color guides to create some of my own paintings.