Complementary Colors with Chris Witkowski, October 10, 17, 24

Complementary Colors with Chris Witkowski, October 10, 17, 24

360.00

WEDNESDAYS, OCTOBER 10, 17, 24, 9 AM-4 PM

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • AUGUST 29 Save by registering early. Enroll now through August 29 and receive 10% off the program fee.

  • OCTOBER 1: Registration deadline

It is beneficial to understand complementary colors for use in any artistic medium, but in painting it is absolutely fundamental. Yet it can feel daunting and confusing and the word complementary doesn’t help. Red and green, blue and orange, yellow and purple when placed next to each other full strength are really pretty harsh, not “complementary” at all. Being across from each other on the color wheel they are actually “Opposite Colors” which seems more appropriate and applicable.

Learning to use Opposite Colors properly moves your painting towards the customary definitions of “complement.” As noun: Something that completes or makes perfect. As Verb: To complete; form a complement to.

In this 3-part series we will take each pair of opposite colors and learn how to use them full strength but more importantly how to mix them to get beautiful tonal shades that will please the eye and perfect your work.

OCTOBER 10: Red and Green

  • Bring your oil or acrylic painting equipment and any reds, yellows and blues you may have. We will be mixing greens from yellows and blues with the addition of one green, Thalo.

  • These colors are required: Reds: Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Light. Blues: Ultramarine Blue, Prussian Blue. Yellows: Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow Medium. Black: Ivory or Mars. Greens: Thalo Green.

OCTOBER 17: Yellow and Purple

  • Bring your oil or acrylic painting equipment and any reds, yellows and blues you may have. We will be mixing purples from reds and blues with the addition of one purple, Dioxazine

  • These colors are required: Reds: Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Light. Blues: Ultramarine Blue, Prussian Blue. Yellows: Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow Medium. Black: Ivory or Mars. Purple: Dioxazine.

OCTOBER 24: Blue and Orange

  • Bring your oil or acrylic painting equipment and any reds, yellows and blues you may have. We will be mixing oranges from reds and yellows with the addition of Cadmium Orange and Burnt Sienna.

  • These colors are required: Reds: Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Light. Blues: Ultramarine Blue, Prussian Blue. Yellows: Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow Medium. Black: Ivory or Mars Cadmium Orange, Burnt Sienna.

Materials fee of $10 for toned canvas pad, made payable to instructor on the first day of class.

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