Painting A & B

  Painting A&B

"Painting is very easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do." -Edgar Degas

The goal of this class is to learn basic methods of painting by exploring color relationships as they apply in painting and examining the work of master painters.


Color Wheel

The color wheel is a means of organizing the colors in the spectrum.  The only colors not on it are black, white, and gray.


Color Wheel


Every time you choose something to wear or decorate a room, you are instinctively working with a color scheme.  Because color awareness is an important part of your life, you should know there is a theory of choosing colors that complement each other. 

Colors are divided into groups. 

PRIMARY COLORS: cannot be produced by mixing other colors together: red, yellow, blue

SECONDARY COLORS: produced by mixing primary colors: violet, orange, green

INTERMEDIATE COLORS: produced by mixing a primary and a secondary color: ex.: blue green, red violet

NEUTRALS: white, black, gray, and brown

How to choose a color scheme by using the color wheel

Color schemes may be selected by choosing colors from the wheel that will complement each other.  These are:

MONOCHROMATIC: several values of one color.  ex.: light blue, medium blue, dark blue

ANALOGOUS: colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. ex.: yellow, yellow orange, orange, and red 

COMPLEMENTARY: colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel.  ex.: red and green, violet and yellow  

SPLIT COMPLEMENT: three colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel, but to either side of the exact opposite. ex.:red orange and red violet, yellow and blue green

DOUBLE SPLIT COMPLEMENT: four colors, two on either side of two complements, but not the complementary colors.  ex.: red orange and red violet, yellow green and blue green

Some of the Projects Done in Painting:  

color chart

Color Chart


Complementary Landscape  

mono port

 Monochromatic Portrait



Analogous Still-Life

SchoolCenter Picture SchoolCenter Picture SchoolCenter Picture

Series of Composition Paintings

pop art warhol 
Andy Warhol Style Portrait
 Lichtenstein Style Painting  Example
Roy Lichtenstein Style Comic Painting

Chuck Close  close 2

Chuck Close Style Painting 

     original renoir    Student Example
Left- Original (Renoir's Tulips) Right (Student Example)

 Impressionism- Paint a Masterpiece

Fauvist   Fauvist still-life
 Fauvist Still-Life
SchoolCenter Picture   abstract 2

Intuitive Painting

Zoom in...famous painting  famous comp 2

Composition: Zoom in on a Famous Painting