Posts Tagged ‘color theory’

An Artist Date at the Museum

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A few months ago I moved to Sacramento and one of the first outings I made was to the Crocker Art Museum. Right now there is a fantastic exhibit of Norman Rockwell paintings and I have already seen the exhibit twice in less than a week. Wow! We think of Norman Rockwell’s paintings portraying the […]


Charting a Course in Color

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I teach color theory very much like you would learn it in art school, because I think the way to really understand color is by mixing paint and seeing what happens when you physically add one color to another. As an educator I believe experiential learning like this creates the deepest level of learning for most people. In the […]


Does color intimidate you?

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Do you find yourself choosing the same ‘tried and true’ color combinations over and over? Do you want to consistently dye bright saturated colors and muted colors when you want to? Can you recognize the difference between warm and cool colors and understand why you would choose one over the other to mix exactly the […]


Day 2- Color Theory

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I believe the best way to learn about color is to mix and create colors by watching the physical interaction of one hue upon another using paint. Reading about color or looking at swatches of fabric can give you a sense about how colors relate but there’s nothing like experiential learning to fully grasp the […]


Color is Amazing!

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Earlier this year my daughter Indigo came across an interesting example showing how one color can be extremely affected by another color, she created this series of images to illustrate this particular phenomenon. In the image above, it appears that the eye on the left is blue, matching the blue circle on the upper right, […]


The Hot Summer Blog Giveaway Continues

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with a downloadable copy of my DVD Design, Paint & Stitch from Interweave and a free spot in my online Color Theory class! My DVD is about making painted whole cloth art quilts, it covers:  The design stage, how I use photo-editing software to manipulate and size the original design.  The painting stage, the tools needed for […]


A Color Theory Testimonial

As the current class wraps up and I get ready to launch the next Color Theory Class, I wanted to share a wonderful note from one of my students describing her experience with the online color theory class. First, I want to thank you for the wonderful lessons and recommended book. I took my time […]


Online Color Theory Class

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next class begins May 23, 2011 9 week online course $60 Did you know the color choices you make can transform an average piece of artwork into something spectacular? Be surprised and delighted by the effects and illusions you can create by understanding the mysteries of color. In this hands-on experiential class you’ll learn key […]


IQF Houston Day 2- Color Theory

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Wednesday I taught color theory.  I have had an online version of this class running for the last couple years, so it was very interesting to do the class for the first time to a room full of students. I really didn’t know how much we would be able to accomplish in 6 hours considering […]


Next Color Theory Class starts June 7th

9 week online course $60next class begins June 7, 2010 Did you know the color choices you make can transform an average piece of artwork into something spectacular? Be surprised and delighted by the effects and illusions you can create by understanding the mysteries of color. In this hands-on experiential class you’ll learn key color […]


Make a resolution for more creativity!

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With the new year just a few days away, it’s time many of us think about resolutions, what are we going to do this coming year to improve our life. Kick a habit, make a new one? I think the best habits to make are the ones that involve creativity; learn a new skill, fine […]


Sign up now for the next online Color Theory class

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The next class begins September 8 and ends November 8th. If you would like more info or to join the class send me an email following the link on the class description page.


Color Theory

Did you know the color choices you make can transform an average piece of artwork into something spectacular? Be surprised and delighted by the effects and illusions you can create by understanding the mysteries of color. In this hands-on experiential class you’ll learn key color concepts with visual examples, mix new paint colors, and create […]


Have you been making New Years resolutions?

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I am not the best at making resolutions, my usual goal is just to get through the next year in one piece with a conscious effort to live it in gratitude and creativity. That includes making art myself and helping others make art by sharing the skills and techniques that I know. If you want […]


Sign up now for the next online Color Theory Class

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The next Color Theory Class is ready to go, it’s a six week course beginning September 1st. Did you know the color choices you make can transform an average piece of artwork into something spectacular? Be surprised and delighted by the effects and illusions you can create by understanding the mysteries of color. In this […]


New online Color Theory class

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When I asked if people would be interested in taking a color theory workshop, several people showed interest and asked if I would do an online class.Well I did my homework and have created my first online class. Here’s the official class description: Did you know the color choices you make can transform an average […]