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 eras. 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.
Meet instructor Scott Gellatly and go over the tools and materials used in this class.
Learn about hue, value and chroma, and how to achieve any color you can see when mixing your palette.
Discover the common color palettes of three different eras in art history: classical, impressionist and modern.
Develop an underpainting, learn about additive and subtractive painting, as well as painting shadows and highlights.
Scott walks you step by step through a painting using the classical palette.
Discover the process and techniques for painting a still life with the impressionist palette.
Further refine your impressionist painting by continuing to define form and shadow.
Finally, use the robust arsenal of modern colors to paint the still life, then compare all three pieces.
"I studied painting/fine arts at the university level many years ago, but this class provided several "aha!" moments. I can't begin to tell you how much of an impact this class has made on my notions of color, and I am looking forward to utilizing my new learnings in upcoming projects. Thanks again for a great class."