Layer Love 2.0,
Color: Beyond the Basics.
All with Julie Prichard and Chris Cozen. They were having a sale this month and since you always have access to the classes I thought I would save myself a bit of money.
I think I have said this before but their classes are the best online classes out there. Everything is so professional. The videos are easy to watch and watching both of them paint is so helpful. Just seeing how the paint should be handled has really been enlightening. Watching Julie paint reminds me a little of Bob Ross only without "happy little trees"! She is great and she is funny!
Right now I am focusing mainly on the metallics class and the color class. I would never have imagined that I needed a class in color since I have been painting for over 40 years but it is really helping me.
When you paint with watercolors and oils as I did for years, you have limited color choices. For colors you have the cadmiums, the cobalts, a few yellows and maybe a green or two. With watercolor I never used white or black. With oils, the only mediums you have are linseed oil and turpentine.
With acrylics it is a whole other world. I never understood all the weird named colors. The quinacridones, the nickel azos, the anthriquinines! Yikes. I am now getting a handle on these colors and how they work. I now know that there are modern pigments and mineral pigments. How to get mud. How to avoid mud. And best of all how to use black and white!
So back to work I go! See you soon I hope!