Become a master of mixing colors that express your unique vision and experience of the world. Discover the joy that creating color with intention brings to your life as an artist.
Each pigment has unique characteristics. You will learn how to easily predict how pigments will work together to achieve the results you desire.
Learn how to create fool-proof harmony in your color palette using a limited palette without sacrificing color choices.
Learn to mix stunningly beautiful neutrals that will support your saturated hues and make them sing!
Using a limited palette of only three, four, five or six pigments you'll create a full-spectrum of colors to use in your paintings without the agony of color choice confusion and disharmony, You will learn how to choose which pigments allow you to create a palette to express yourself in your very personal and unique style.
Six Week Course
Why I created this course:
Color baffled me. I could recognize when an artist created amazing color in a painting, yet the same skill felt beyond my reach. My strengths were in handling line, shapes and values. I desperately wanted to understand how to successfully create and manipulate color with intention, not just by chance.
Now, color is one of my strengths! In 2008 I took three years off from exhibiting and teaching art workshops in order to gain an understanding of color. It was time well spent. Teaching myself color led me through the labyrinth of my brain where I journeyed down many dead end paths. Eventually, the fog cleared and I understood how wonderfully complex, yet quite simple, color can be for me as an artist. I invented games to play, reinforcing what I was learning. Each day brought me more joy and excitement as I gained mastery over color. When I began to receive compliments on my use of color in paintings I was happily stunned. Requests for teaching a color class poured into my email box and I began sharing the simplified version of my journey, as well as the games I invented for myself.
My color journey will never end. There are infinite possibilities to discover and to play with. I experience a level of joy playing with color that I could not have dreamed of before.
Thanks to technology and the internet, I now offer this basic color course online. You can move at your own pace and learn from my experiences no matter where you are in the world! I look forward to being your guide along this life-enhancing journey.
Whether painting in your studio or capturing a crowd in a busy marketplace, you're making color decisions that will either please you ... or not. Choosing the limited palette suitable for the circumstances allows you more time to paint, less supplies to carry and greater satisfaction with your results.