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Workshop: Keying Your Paintings

This is the Homework for your Workshop. There are four sections, each from the four lessons of your workshop. The first section includes a short quiz. The other three include steps for you to complete. Just follow the sequence as layed out and all should go well. Have fun with it. One you have finished …

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Workshop: From Block-in to Finish

This is the Homework for your Workshop: Have fun with it. One you have finished your last homework exercise, if you would like to download the video lessons to keep for future viewing, you will find them in the Materials section above.

Workshop: Giving Shapes Character

This is the Homework for your Workshop: Have fun with it. One you have finished your last homework exercise, if you would like to download the video lessons to keep for future viewing, you will find them in the Materials section above.

Mastering Hues in Your Paintings

For your exercises, you will need your painting gear and a painting surface appropriate to your medium. It is important that you approach your study as just that–a study exercise. YOU ARE NOT MAKING A PAINTING, but you are doing a practice exercise that is studying methods for mastering HUES. For this reason, if your …

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Homework: Harnessing Warm & Cool Colors

This purpose of this Homework is to give you a chance to practice with Dianne’s guidance how to best utilize warm and cool colors in your painting. Have fun with it.

What Is Visual Balance?

This short video was created for Dianne’s August, 2023 YouTube Chat. If you want to watch the replay of the chat, go HERE. Otherwise, enjoy the little video. Or Return to Your Profile page if there is where you found this Free Concept Lesson

Balancing Color

Here’s where the real fun begins. Let’s get to work! For your exercises, you will need your painting gear and a painting surface appropriate to your medium. The size of your painting surface should be no larger than 12” x 16”. Otherwise, there will be too much space to manage to keep your attention on …

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Working with Negative Space

For your study, you will need your painting gear and a painting surface appropriate to your medium. It is important that you approach your homework study as just that–a study exercise. YOU ARE NOT MAKING A PAINTING, but you are doing a practice exercise that is studying methods for using color schemes. For this reason, …

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Homework: Varying & Repeating Hues

For your homework, you will need your painting gear and a painting surface appropriate to your medium. It is important that you approach your homework study as just that–a study exercise. YOU ARE NOT MAKING A PAINTING, but you are doing a practice exercise that is studying methods for controlling DEGREES of emphasis. For this …

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Workshop Placeholder

This is a placeholder for your Creating Atmospheric Perspective Workshop. Your Workshop content and Homework will be in this space after the Workshop live session. Meanwhile, have fun browsing our Academy and taking our free Color Wheel concept lesson.

Homework Template Blank

For your homework, you will need your painting gear and a painting surface appropriate to your medium. It is important that you approach your homework study as just that–a study exercise. YOU ARE NOT MAKING A PAINTING, but you are doing a practice exercise that is studying methods for controlling DEGREES of emphasis. For this …

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How To Use the Color Wheel

In this short video, Dianne explains what color does to color. She shows us how we can identify colors we see according to how they appear within the traditional color wheel.

Composing with Visual Paths

For your course work, you will need your painting gear and a painting surface appropriate to your medium. It is important that you approach your course work as a study exercise. YOU ARE NOT MAKING A PAINTING, but you are doing a practice exercise that is studying methods for composing with visual paths. For this …

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Controlling DEGREES of Emphasis

Reference photos for your exercises are in the Materials Section above. Other materials you will need are your painting gear and a painting surface appropriate to your medium. It is important that you approach your homework study as just that–a study exercise. YOU ARE NOT MAKING A PAINTING, but you are doing a practice exercise …

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Concept Lesson: Warm and Cool Colors Explained

This concept lesson is also the first video lesson for the course, Working with Warm and Cool Colors. If after watching the lesson and taking the quiz, should you decided you’d also like to pursue the rest of the course, the price of this lesson will be deducted.

Color Schemes and How They Work

This concept lesson was created as the first lesson for the course, Using Color Schemes. If you choose to take the course after doing the concept lesson, when you purchase it, use the coupon code 35off at checkout to get the cost of this concept lesson deducted for you final. Enjoy your concept lesson!

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