Art Lesson: Value painting. Learn about tints, shading and use of monochromatic colors. Wyland will demonstrate how to paint using 1-2 colors. Monochromatic coloring is the process in which an artist will use a series of tints and shades of one color. Analogous colors are a palette of compatible color combinations that blend well together, usually located next to each other on the color wheel. Mixing white to a hue creates tints. Wyland Tip: There are more than 35 species of dolphins.