Ever wonder why some colors don’t play well with others? Or what all those fancy terms painters sling around really mean? Never fear! This is a beginner level class on my favorite subject: How to make friends with and influence colors! We’ll cover terms, examples, paint qualities, mixing, and troubleshooting in lecture format for the first hour. We’ll create our very own color wheels and practice applying the principles we’ve learned for the remainder of the time. Please have available a brush you use for rough work such as basework or priming- something old and well-loved, as we might be abusing it just a bit. Please note, some of the paints we will be working with are TOXIC, so no brush licking allowed. If you'd like to pick up a good set of artist acrylics, Golden brand is good but does have a gloss finish. Liquitex has a very nice set of acrylic gouache which has a much more matte finish, and comes in a friendly "essentials kit." If you'd like to paint along, pick up a cadmium medium red, cadmium medium yellow and ultramarine blue... or anything called "primary" red/yellow/blue should work well. I also might work with a pthalo blue (red shade) and magenta. If you aren't comfortable with these paints or their cost, you can use Reaper's Sun yellow, Fire red, and Sapphire blue, and that will work just fine!
Suggested Items: https://www.reapermini.com/search/rc20fr0309
Color Theory PDF: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KDVk88D31KjMu4l4I0WMSDijbyaPbNuS/view?usp=sharing