Watercolor Techniques – Mixing Grays with Don Andrews

In the following free 2 part video lesson, artist Don Andrews teaches how to mix beautiful grays from blues and oranges and then demonstrates how to use those grays in a painting demonstration of a light house. The following 2 part watercolor lesson provided by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff.  You can visit their YouTube channel […]

Getting the Light Right: The Power of the Color Study

About Mitchell Albala Mitchell Albala is the author of the best-selling “Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice” (Watson-Guptill, 2009). He also hosts a popular landscape painting blog at blog.mitchalbala.com. Mitchell currently teaches in the Seattle area at Gage Academy of Art, Pacific Northwest Art School, and ArtEast; and in Italy at Arte Umbria. He has […]

How to Create a Color Wheel

In order to become a good artist, you need to have a good working knowledge of color. This includes an understanding of color theory and color mixing. A great first exercise in your journey toward mastering color is to create your own color wheel. This is not only a great exercise, but it will also […]

Color Mixing Basics with Richard Robinson

Richard Robinson is the Webmaster of LivePaintingLessons.com where you will find a range of video painting lessons suited for beginner AND advanced painters ranging from painting beaches and skies, to waterfalls, lakes and mountains, light and atmosphere, still life, color and more. My absolute favorite product of Richard’s is his course on Mastering Color. It’s a  DVD […]

Color Studies – Part 2 The Color Wheel

By Sheri Doty Follow this link to visit Sheri’s website to view more of her work and to learn more about her. Color Studies – Color Applications and Definitions Part 2 – The Color Wheel  (Click Images For Larger Views) A Color Wheel is merely an arrangement of hues in a circle that is illustrative […]

Color Studies – Part 3 The Influences of the Environment on Color

By Sheri Doty Follow this link to visit Sheri’s website to view more of her work and to learn more about her. Color Studies – Color Applications and Definitions Part 3 – The Influences of the Environment on Color  (Click Images For Larger Views) Terms and descriptions used to explain how the environment influences color  […]

Color Studies – Part 4 Color Relationships

By Sheri Doty Follow this link to visit Sheri’s website to view more of her work and to learn more about her. Color Studies – Color Applications and Definitions Part 4 – Color Relationships  (Click Images For Larger Views) This section was taken from both Interaction of Color: by Josef Albers first copyright 1963 and The Art […]

Color Studies – Part 5 Color Schemes

By Sheri Doty Follow this link to visit Sheri’s website to view more of her work and to learn more about her. Color Studies – Color Applications and Definitions Part 5 – Color Schemes (Click Images For Larger Views) A Color Scheme is a select grouping of colors. Color Schemes can be made from the […]

Color Studies – Part 6 Color Applications

By Sheri Doty Follow this link to visit Sheri’s website to view more of her work and to learn more about her. Color Studies – Color Applications and Definitions Part 6 – Color Applications (Click Images For Larger Views) Color Applications in 4 Categories or Divisions. Symbolic, Mood, Subjective and Objective  Symbolic  Color has been […]