Would you believe you can transform your colour-mixing in a weekend?
Have you ever stood in front of your painting, trying to mix the perfect colour, with absolutely no idea how to do it?
Are you frustrated that your mixes just don’t work? Muddy browns or vivid greens and your paintings just look wrong.
Or have you been struggling to understand colour mixing for years, sometimes getting it spot on but other times when it goes wrong, have no idea why or how to fix it?
If so, then you need to know about a simple approach that can get you the perfect colour mixes and harmony in your paintings every time – and if you don’t know about it, you’ll probably keep making the same mistakes for years to come!
Discover a Simple Colour Mixing method that works
Understanding how colour works in painting, gives you the knowledge to start mixing the perfect colour yourself in a weekend – regardless of your current level of skill.
I want to teach you a clear step-by-step approach that will give you the greatest results in the shortest amount of time.
Using the best techniques I have developed over 20 years of painting so you don’t make all the mistakes I did!
We’re just going to take it one step at a time, so lets start at the beginning with learning the language of colour.
Simple colour mixing Method is Quick
When I was studying classical painting in Florence, I would often come across students that were so keen to emulate the classical techniques, they seemed to be stuck in a time warp.
One student I met, let’s call him Leonardo, was in his third year visiting a specialist art atelier summer school.
Each week of study was costing him over $1,500. His drawing was great, but he was scared stiff by colour.
Convincing himself that he would be ‘ready soon’ he kept on putting off using colour.
I asked if he was going to try painting a portrait the next day and he recoiled in shock. Tomorrow? No, I might be ready next year…to move on to charcoal!
I too love comprehensive classical education.
But that’s not what Simple Colour Mixing method is.
What does this course offer?
I’ve created 7 downloadable Video Lessons in the form of over 4 hours of video instruction, alongside a 7,000 word PDF guide which includes reference photographs, essential exercises, materials lists and tools of the trade!
Each lesson builds on your knowledge as the course progresses using a combination of colour theory and practical demonstrations, so you learn confidently and smartly.
This practical course with painting projects allows you to follow the ‘course’ chronologically and discover “Oh! so that’s how to do it” moments.
And once you’ve learnt simple theory about the chemical makeup of paint pigments we then head to Florence for an acrylic painting tutorial, so you can put your new found colour knowledge into practice!
Here is what you will discover:
- How to judge the three elements of every colour accurately (knowing this will allow you to evaluate any pigment in minutes)
- The importance of the colour “bias” – and how to uncover it
- The hidden mud creator (and why it’s not always bad)
- Some of the most important and overlooked factors when selecting colours from the art store
- Should you use Black in your mixes? Some surprising advice
- Exact steps to build your colour mixing confidence
- How to craft a powerful palette (using only 5 colours)
The Artists Eye
I’ve taken care to film everything from my perspective so I could ensure you can see exactly what I’m doing as we go through the entire colour mixing process in real time.
A multimedia learning experience, video plus a comprehensive guide with high definition photography that acts as a companion to the tutorials.
It allows you to learn faster and become a more professional painter a lot sooner.
But once you grasp the simple colour mixing principles, you’ll instinctively and effortlessly start using it wherever you’re painting.
From planning the perfect pigments before you begin, to knowing how to simply find your way out of a colour mixing corner.
You will be painting better pictures, mixing cleaner colours within two hours of downloading the course.
It’s a highly effective method, and it doesn’t require months or years of training or hundreds of pages of background reading before you can use it.
Who is the course for?
If you’re new to acrylic painting or have been painting for years but still have trouble mixing tonally accurate colours and judging colour harmony, then you would see instant improvements on this course.
Why? Because you would have learnt the foundations of colour theory and understand how simple it is to mix and match the perfect colour, every time.
If you’re looking for ‘cheat sheets of colour swatches’ this isn’t the course for you – there’s nothing wrong with specific recipes for colours but I believe having the tools and knowledge is far more powerful to develop as an artist.
What if I work in oil?
Although the demonstrations are in acrylics the course has been designed so you could transfer the skills and knowledge to oils. The smart palette I use are available in acrylic and oils.
Does it cover 100% of colour mixing?
No, this course takes a minimalist approach to move a beginner or someone who feels lost with colour, on to being a painter who is confident with colour mixing and colour choices.
A simple approach
I want to teach you how to mix 80% of the colours you actually need using just 4 colours – in 20% of the time.
Then you can expand your palette, adding in odd paints that achieve a specific colour effect depending on your own personal preferences.
Throughout this course I demonstrate using a traditional, 3 primary & 3 secondary colour, colour wheel.
Understanding the properties of paint, relying on your artists eye and letting your new colour mixing intuitions guide you, is a fantastic way to open the world of colour.
There are other colour wheels and colour mixing systems you may come across, such as The Munsell, Quiller wheel or the Yurmby wheel.
Many realist painters and designers relying on print use the Munsell colour notation system for more technical, advanced and exact descriptions of colour.
However, I believe the traditional approach is the easiest and most straightforward to gain a full understanding of colour mixing and work like an artist rather than a technician when finding your confidence with colour.
So how does it work?
- After clicking ‘add to cart’ you can pay via Paypal using a credit/ debit card or a paypal account.
- After a few seconds you’ll be redirected to a download page containing all the video links and Information.
- You will also be emailed your download link as a backup.
- You then have to download and save the video tutorials onto your home computer, this can take up to 10 minutes for each file depending on your internet speed.
- I’ve tried to make all the videos as user friendly as possible so they are designed to be watched in chronological order. This way you won’t be able to get lost.
- You do need a broadband internet connection as the video files are quite large (Total 800 MB) & you do not receive a DVD.
- If you want to watch the videos using an ipad, see below as you need an app called ‘Goodreader’ this will allow you to download and save the files.
Do I need a special program to watch the videos on my computer?
No. The video files are MP4 ‘s and 90% of computers/laptops will have a media player on them. If you have earlier software that doesn’t have a media player, you can download one for free.
To view the PDF you need Adobe reader (also free to download)
How do I download the videos onto my computer?
Download Page example
On a P.C
Hover the mouse over the orange ‘click here’ link and ‘right-click’ your mouse. There will be an option that says ‘Save Link as’
Click this option and a box should come up saying where do you want to say the files (eg, desktop, whatever your files names are called) decide where to save them and then the file should start to download, it might take 10 minutes before it downloads fully (depending on internet speed.)
On a Mac
Click the ‘click here’ link.
It will give you the option to ‘Open with’ or ‘Save file’
You want to click ‘Save as’ and the file will download into your downloads.
Can I download the videos to my ipad?
On an ipad
Firstly, I would download the files onto a desktop or laptop if you have one, just so you have a copy of the files.
If you have an ipad the below video shows you the app ‘Goodreader’ you need to be able to download the video files onto your ipad.
Please note: Without the app you won’t be able to download and save the videos directly to your ipad.