All Courses

Here is our list of courses thus far. We will be adding new courses periodically.


Conveying the Light Source

In this MASTER COURSE you will learn...
• How to locate the primary light source
• How to determine whether primary light source is direct or diffused.
• How to determine the direction and strength of the light rays
• How planes are being hit by light rays or thrown into shadow


Working with Notan

In this MASTER COURSE you will learn...
•How to make a notan of shadows and not-in-shadow
• How to translate the notan into a large range of values
• How to determine which portions of the notan belong in the middle value range
• How to shift value ranges and keep values balanced


Translating Shadows

In this MASTER COURSE you will learn...
• The kinds of shadows and how behave
• How to set your palette for creating shadows
• How to set a notan as foundation for the painting
• How to mix colors and values for realistic shadows.


Mastering Foreshortening

In this MASTER COURSE you will learn...
•How the angle of edges changes when planes of images are turned away from us
•How the length of planes get shorter the further they are turned away from us
•How sometimes shapes in front will overlap those that are receding •How as shapes recede, they get smaller


Controlling Value Contrasts

In this MASTER COURSE, you will learn...
• How to recognize the intervals between values
• How to determine the degrees of any value contrast
• How to control the degree of contrast
• How to use value contrast to guide the eye


Cracking the Color Code

In this MASTER COURSE You will learn...
• How to think about color to mix any color you see
• A color-relationship method for setting up your palette
• How to use the color wheel as your guide
• How recognize hue, value and intensity while painting.


Creating Luminosity

In this MASTER COURSE you will learn...
• What causes us to see luminescence
• The skill of gradation in creating luminosity
• The role of using color chords in creating luminosity
• How to set up your palette for creating luminosity in your paintings


Working with Warm and Cool Colors

In this MASTER COURSE, you will learn...
• Why we call colors warm or cool
• How to discern whether a color is warm or cool
• Ways to make colors warmer or cooler
• How to use warm and cool colors in our paintings


Determining Placement of Images

In this MASTER COURSE, you will learn...
• How to decide where to place your images
• How visual movement is created by placement
• How to align images for dynamic and static movement
• How to crop for the strongest placement


Composing with Visual Paths

In this MASTER COURSE you will learn..
● The major ways visual paths are created
● How visual paths work
● How to control visual movement
● How to decide which visual paths to use


Working with Negative Space

In this MASTER COURSE you will learn...
● How to determine whether a space is negative or positive
● What causes a space to read negative or positive
● How to keep negative and positive space relating in your painting
● How to balance negative and positive space


Mastering Hues in Your Paintings

In this MASTER COURSE, you will learn...
● How to identify hues regardless of their value or saturation, and the difference between hue and color
● The ways hues can change independent of value or saturation and how they behave with value and saturation.
● The role hues play in giving the painting harmony and discord
● Ways hues can determine how the viewer looks at a painting

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