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E-PAINTING PATTERN - Acrylic - Color Wheel Leaf and Intensity Study - by Sue Pruett MDA

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E-PAINTING PATTERN - Acrylic - Color Wheel Leaf and Intensity Study - by Sue Pruett MDA

 Leaf Color Wheel by Artist Sue Pruett


Learn how to Harmonize Color first with the Graisalle Under-painting to build form.   

Then continuing with a  study in Intensity, Value and Harmony to carry the viewers eye around the wheel.

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This is an extensive 34 page study - E-Packet    In this lesson, artist and teacher Sue Pruett provides step by step instructions and photographs to complete this painting.  This 34 page lesson is packed with information on how to control intensities, values, and temperature as these all work together to create the color harmony achieved in this painting. Using a Poly-chromatic color scheme, (all 12 colors on the color wheel) Sue's goal is to control intensities and value to carry the viewers eye through and around the oval color wheel.


  • Learn how to paint a variety of leaves.
  • Learn how to create form using a gray scale.
  • Understand the shape and form of leaves.
  • Learn how to paint different colors of leaves.
  • Understand how to control intensities using a poly-chromatic color scheme. (using all 12 color in the color wheel)
  • Learn how to create harmony using 12 colors (poly-chromatic).
  • Learn how to create interest by adding bug bites, imperfections, accents, tints,flips, backs of leaves and vein lines.
  • Brush mixing to cool, warm, lighten, darken, and tone colors.

 Palette: DecoArt Traditions Acrylic

Carbon Black – PBk 7
Dark Grey Value 3
Hansa Yellow – PY 74
Raw Sienna –PBr. 7
Medium Grey Value 6
Dioxazine Purple PV 23
Cerulean Blue PB 35
Medium White
Naphthol Red – PR 170
Naphthol Red Light – PR 9
Quinacridone Gold - PO 48
Ultramarine Blue – PB 29
Teal Green


Traditions Brushes
3/0 Liner - TB11
0 Liner - TB12
8 Flat – TB33
10 Flat – TB24
0 Mini Mop – TB101
1 Mini Mop – TB102
3/8” Blender Mop – TB111
10 Dome Blender – TB92
1” Soft White Mop – TB122
1/2” Angle – TB74
6 Filbert – TB41
8 Filbert – TB42
10 Filbert- TB43
12 Filbert – TB44



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  • 5
    Color Wheel Leaf Study

    Posted by Darlene on 13th Jan 2021

    This is a beautiful finished piece of work. This is also an extremely in-depth study and a wonderful learning experience. I would encourage anyone to purchase the study and enjoy the journey. I have wanted to do this ever since I saw it. Thank you Sue Pruett for all the research you put into this color lesson.

  • 5
    Excellent teaching tool and fun!

    Posted by Peggy Neibling on 14th Sep 2013

    Many wonderful learning experiences in this packet. The botany of leaves, building form and depth and color, to mention a few. This packet is well worth the money.

  • 5
    Color Wheel Leaf study

    Posted by M Kathleen Vincent on 6th Apr 2013

    This will be a great help and study with the colors and painting. The variations are wonderful as well as instructions. Thank you. It is beautiful. I plan on starting soon as I finish another painting.

  • 5
    Color wheel leaf study

    Posted by Donna Mays on 7th Jul 2012

    I haven't started this yet as I'm finishing up another painting by Nadeen Masters, but am most anxious to. It will be next. It's beautiful and the instructions are wonderful and look extremely very thorough.

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