As an artist, I often struggle picking the right colors, mixing the right shades, so the resulting canvas matches what I see, and that way creates an illusion of reality for the viewer of the painting. My technique is not to mix paint much on the palette, but rather on the canvas itself. My paintings take a long time because I keep putting on transparent layers of different colors until I have the shade I want.
The dominant concept above is: mix colors to match what I see. But what do we actually see as compared to what we THINK we see.
Watch this video below and you’ll never trust your perception of shade and color again.