Color Charts in Oil

Creating color charts (on canvas panel or gesso board) with the basic oil colors can help you practice and see the fundamental nuance and richness of paint. Much better than buying a large assortment of colors – you can create them yourself. The colors you will need for the following charts are what I have … More Color Charts in Oil

Color Studies for Painters; Complementary Color chart

In our first oil color study, we are using a monochromatic (one color) harmony. We need to ¬†prepare colors and values ahead of time, so that we know exactly what we will be painting with. Our dominant color will be cobalt blue, which will be the overall scheme of the painting. To neutralize and deepen … More Color Studies for Painters; Complementary Color chart

Color Studies for Painters 1.1; Monochromatic Harmony

This alla prima study will be done all in one session, about 2 1/2 hours long, using the first color harmony study in this series. Monochromatic harmony, means a color selection of only one hue, in this case, blue. We are painting blue water in a textured glass, using (cerulean) blue. It is toned more … More Color Studies for Painters 1.1; Monochromatic Harmony