Color Studies for Painters; Complementary Color chart

In our first oil color study, we are using a monochromatic (one color) harmony. We need to ┬áprepare 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

Shell

This oil painting project looks at the form of a big and beautiful natural shell. We follow the same process of creating first a tonal drawing within a grid. Here is Rip’s version: Following are three palettes we are using in this painting: the grisaille (black to white underpainting), warm and cool ultramarine and burnt … More Shell