As we say hello to 2016, let’s acknowledge and show respect to the many students who have worked so diligently in 2015. Here are some highlights from some of the drawing and painting classes last year. Thank you one and all! This is the first grouping of work: (Calling all students/if you see your work … More Student Works From 2015, Part 1
In this next lesson, I used a harmony called a “split complement”. This consists of a key color (in this case red-violet) and it’s two split complements (yellow and green). Split complementary colors are one step to each side of a complementary color. When using this palette, there is more of a complexity in nuanced … More Color Fundamentals/Oil, 1.3
In this lesson, we will continue our study of color harmonies by using a tetrad, which is two pairs of complementary colors. Designated by the light great rectangle on the back of the color wheel, this “rectangular” tetrad uses complements that are one step away from each other. The colors in this case are red-violet, … More Color Fundamentals/Pastel, 1.4
In this lesson we are going to use what’s known as a “split-complementary” harmony. A dominant color is selected (a prominent color in the still life): in this case yellow-green (the color of our succulent still-life subject). The two split complements are included in the harmony (the two colors located on either side of yellow-green’s … More Color Fundamentals/Pastel, 1.3
In this lesson we have built upon the underpainting “imprimatura” in Part 1. As mentioned in Part 1, the palette that we are using is going to be a “square” tetrad: two sets of complementary colors. In this case: red/green and violet/yellow. First we need to make a color chart in order to practice and create … More Intermediate Oil Part 2 and 3: Plaster Cast
Finding harmonies in nature is amazing, and once you become skilled at identifying what is available to the artist’s eye effortlessly, selecting which harmony to use becomes like second nature. While learning and practicing harmonies, it’s a good idea to go through the system and methods of the different varieties of hues (colors). Today we’re … More Drawing With Color 2.2
This is the last segment in an 8-week sequence of Drawing With Color lessons that I teach at The Drawing Studio in Tucson. In this post I will recap some of the basic concepts of working with color through the practice of drawing from observation. We work with the standard 12 color wheel that was … More Drawing With Color 1.8 (also called 1.6 in the 6 week course).