Graphic rendition of a Color Chart after mixtures are applied

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 Templates and Panels

Now ColorFrontier™ eliminates the need to mask and prepare charts with sticky tape by hand. A peel up mask with a grid of 55 square openings is placed upon a blank panel, ready for your paint, and provides for the value and mixture studies of an average, balanced palette of 11 colors or fewer as in the case of a limited palette. (Patent No. 6,857,875).


Announcement - Free Shipping (USPS Priority Mail), to all 50 states, IPOs and Puerto Rico, (International Shipping as outlined below), LIMIT - one set per customer.

A set of 12 panels with templates in place and Free Shipping*. $139.00 Total.

I am pleased to announce my latest production, and it's better than ever. A 3 mm board thickness, (instead of the past 4 mm), means the charts are 25% lighter, compact and more portable. All edges are block-planed by hand,...... and again, SHIPPING IS FREE to ALL 50 states, IPOs and Puerto Rico, (see below for international shipments).  



~~ For a PDF of Helpful Tips, click here.
~~ For a PDF describing a typical palette, click here.

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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 8)

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 Katie Swatland's "Companion" to Alla Prima-II, DVDs and much more.

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Thank you.

Randal Gordon McClure
P.O. Box 144
9771 Two Pines Road, McClellanville, SC 29458

Cell: 843-693-7000
Landline: 843-887-3000

* FREE SHIPPING by US Postal Service to all 50 States, APO's and Puerto Rico.

**International Shipments: Please email me with your shipping address and I'll send a separate PayPal invoice for a $60 USD flat rate shipping charge based on the US Postal Service. If we find that your destination isn't served by the USPS, and alternate costs are more, we'll send a shipping quote for your consideration. International shipping is easy.

- Orders usually ship within 24 to 48 hours of receipt. Orders received late Friday and beyond may not ship until Monday or Tuesday. Our time zone is GMT 05:00, Eastern Time US. You can certainly call or mail in your order.

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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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