COLOUR BASICS

Using colour correctly is difficult because if you use it without proper study it can become a circus. Colour needs to be contained, reflect what nature really delivers; and many people, unfortunately, assume colour is what the tube says. The truth is that colours in nature are all a series of neutralised hues that work together to create harmony, and owns an emotive influence in both figurative and modern art. There are many theories and schemes like the triadic, split-complimentary, monochromatic and so on. In this lesson I teach you the very essence of colour  where to start and what to observe.

Basic Colour Lessons

Painting Preparation:  Different paints have different requirements that first needs to be discussed.

Lesson 1

YOU CAN DO THESE LESSONS IN OILS, ACRYLIC OR WATERCOLOUR

Purpose: This lesson will teach you the MOST BASIC considerations of how to use colour.

Materials: What you will need for the course. Particular paint colours and supports are used. If you haven’t painted with your particular choice of paints, I will introduce their abilities and mechanisms with you.

The essence of the colour range. (Live) How colours challenge each other. (Live) How colours neutralise one another. (Live)

Observation (LIVE): Learn to really ‘SEE’ colour combinations

Project (LIVE): Explore colour combinations

Lesson 2

Purpose: How to construct harmonious colour combinations in a painting (Live)

Project: Simple and small

Lesson 3

Purpose: How to construct harmonious colour combinations in a painting (Live)

Project: Slightly more intricate

More colour lessons can follow these.