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Course: New & Easy Color Mixing for Painters - in Acrylic & Oil

New & Easy Color Mixing for Painters - in Acrylic & Oil

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  • Certificate on Completion
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  • Self-Paced
About this Course

Train your eye to see and match color perfectly - without boring color wheels!

Learn color mixing in a whole new way with this eye-opening color course! Professional painter and best selling author shares her secrets for easy and quick color mixing. Mix color to perfection immediately while painting, without having to stop to check color wheels. Learn the difference between organic and inorganic pigments – and why they matter so much in color mixing. This course can be used for any painting style or medium, and benefits all arts disciplines: painters, photographers, sculptors, digital designers, interior designers and hobbyists. After taking this course you will mix color with confidence; learn how to set up a palette for a wide range of color accessibility; and gain full understanding of basic color theory. This course provides optimal practice matching colors one step at a time. Along the way, you’ll learn shortcuts, helpful tips and tricks, including advice on how to develop and customize your color palette for painting. This course will greatly improve how you see and use color. 

Basic knowledge
  • No previous experience with paints or painting is required. You will need some basic painting supplies, such as eight basic paint colors (in any medium including oil, acrylic, watercolor); a mixing knife, paper towels, mixing palette and a water container. There are a few other inexpensive general items you may need. More on materials are explained in the first course lecture – preview this for free
What you will learn
  • Achieve color expertise! Improve your ability to see and understand color. Learn to mix and match colors with confidence
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 6
Total Duration: 01:39:38
New & Easy Color Mixing for Painters - in Acrylic & Oil
  • Lecture 1 - Introduction and Welcome  

    What is color theory and why is it important for painters?

    Please access the pdf file under this Lecture's Resources Section. It is a summary of the course in text form. It also lists recommended paint colors to use for the course.

  • Lecture 2 - Materials and Preparing Your Color Palette  

    Information on the materials you need for the color mixing projects in this course. Key highlights of color theory important for painting. The essential paint colors you need to be able to match any color.

  • Lecture 3 - Mixing Purples – And Secondary Colors  

    Mix a purple color to perfection while following along with the video demonstration. This process will enable you to achieve a perfect match for any secondary color, including greens, oranges and other purples.

  • Lecture 4 - Mixing Reds - And Primary Colors  

    Mix a red to perfection while following along with the video demonstration. This process will enable you to achieve a perfect match for any primary color, including yellows, blues and other reds.

  • Lecture 5 – Mixing Neutral Colors  

    Mix a neutral color to perfection while following along with the video demonstration. This process will enable you to achieve a perfect match for any tertiary color, including grays, browns and khaki colors.

  • Lecture 6 - More Tips on Color  

    Learn to add some additional colors to make the optimal palette for painting with a wide range of colors. Tips on storing mixed colors. How to vary your palette to adjust for different painting techniques such as washes.

Reviews (1)
3 months before
I paint in both acrylic and oil so was excited to learn more about color in this course. I loved it! I learned many new ideas about color that I never heard before in other workshops, and found I can use them right away to improve my artwork. The instructor is very professional and knowledgeable and the exercises were fun and inspiring. I highly recommend this course for any artist who wants to know more about color. I now feel that I can easily match any color and that gives me more confidence in my work.