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Master Palettes: Exploring Color Mixing

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Explore foundational color theory in oil painting as artist Scott Gellatly defines three art movement color palettes and their characteristics.

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Scott Gellatly
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Class Overview

Capture the timeless elegance of classical masterpieces, the visual splendor of the impressionist era and the vibrant rhythm of modern artworks—all with your color palette. Let artist and oil paint developer Scott Gellatly walk you through the characteristics of value, hue and chroma as you paint three paintings using the color palettes that define the classical, impressionist and 20th-century art periods. By the end of the class, you’ll be able to match any color when mixing your oil paint and develop your own personalized color palette that supports your unique artistic vision.gEnroll now in Master Palettes: Exploring Color Mixing and understand color visually, emotionally and symbolically.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Intro to Color Mixing
Meet instructor Scott Gellatly and go over the tools and materials used in this class.
2. Color Characteristics & Mixing
3. Color Palettes Throughout History
4. Underpainting
5. The Classical Palette
6. The Impressionist Palette
7. Refining the Impressionist Palette
8. The 20th Century Palette

Recommended with this class

  • Oil paint, brushes, canvas or board

Taught by

Scott Gellatly
Scott Gellatly
Scott Gellatly is a landscape painter living and working in Portland, Oregon, and the product manager for Gamblin Artists Colors. He has exhibited his paintings throughout the West.

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