HERE IT IS! I’ve been promising to do this class on color mixing and the color wheel for a while now, and now it’s done.
You can take this class on Skillshare, which is a Netflix-style membership site where you can take all the classes you want for a monthly subscription. I have over 30 classes on Skillshare. Go here to see the class on Skillshare.
You can also take this class on Udemy, where you only sign up for the classes you want to take. I’ve bundled this class with my class on painting in sepia and working with values, so you get two classes in one. Go here to see the class on Udemy.
Here’s what it’s about: As an artist, you’re probably familiar with the color wheel, with the three primary colors of red, yellow, and blue, and the secondary colors of orange, purple, and green.
But—have you ever looked at a color printer cartridge and noticed that printers don’t use ink in red, yellow, and blue?
Most printed material, including books, newspapers, and magazines, are printed with a different color scheme. This class looks at how the visible light spectrum really works, and explores a new version of the color wheel that was invented over a hundred years ago, but is still mostly ignored by artists.
We’ll look at new ways to mix colors, and explore fresh ideas for building your own palette. I’m going to do my demonstrations in watercolor, but this works in any medium, including gouache, acrylic, or oil paints.