Color Mixing with a Limited Palette and Palette Knife Painting ONLINE
ONLINE | 10AM-1PM Mountain Standard Time (Arizona) On ZOOM This exciting four-week ONLINE class for oil painters is designed to give the artist a really useful method of color mixing to achieve consistent, harmonious paintings, and to then apply those skills to palette knife painting. Weeks One and Two: Color Theory doesn’t need to be complicated nor involve lengthy charts to consult. Learn how to use only six oil colors (plus white) to create every color of paint previously purchased one tube at a time. Using this method will save hundreds of dollars over time, replace mountains of paint tubes from different manufacturers, and set the artist on the way to mastering color temperature, values, and intensity. Students can say goodbye to purchasing black, yellow ochre, sap green, violet, turquoise and hundreds of other paint colors! Note: It is imperative to purchase the exact oil colors given in the supply list. It is also important to use the same brand of paint. (I recommend Utrecht Studio Series.) Please do NOT bring any other paint than instructed, especially any color that says “hue” on the label. Students will use only pure colors. Using any paint that isn’t pure won’t produce the desired results. Weeks Three and Four: Building on the color mixing skills mastered in weeks one and two, the second half of this class will focus on the reinforcement of traditional fundamentals including: values, temperature management, large masses, focal point emphasis, simplification of detail and soft edges…all with a palette knife! No brushes allowed. Learn to identify and solve “problems” ahead of time to ensure beautiful results. This is a fun, relaxed atmosphere that will push even the most advanced artists out of their comfort zones and open a new door to passionate expressionism. Students may use their own well-composed landscape, cityscape or seascape photographs, or use some provided by the instructor.