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e-Video CLASS - How Color Temperature works in Fruit Still Life Painting

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e-Video  CLASS - How Color Temperature works in Fruit Still Life Painting


How Color Temperature works in Fruit Still Life Paintings - Acrylic e-Video Art Class  


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  • Unlimited access to teacher support and feedback for the duration of the class.
  • Step by step video demonstrations of the painting techniques and development of the composition.
  • Step by step written notes to follow along with the videos. (easy to download and print)
  • Step by step photographs.
  • Students have 180 days (6 months) to complete the class project.
  • Unlimited classroom access 24/7 for the duration of the class. 

Still Life - Fruit And Vegetables

An Introduction to Color Temperature in Still Life Subjects 

One of the most important benefits to understanding color temperature in painting still life is the artist’s ability to create true form and three dimensions. By paying attention to the contrasts and subtleties of color temperature, the artist is able to render the illusion of space and distance.

Sound a little overwhelming? Yes we understand this is a big topic to wrap our heads around, but when it comes to understanding color temperature in painting, it is best to learn a little at a time. We’ve taken this into consideration and explain the concepts in small bite size pieces that are easy to understand. Once one concept is understood, it opens the door to greater understanding for the future.

Color temperature in art and painting can have many different meanings and applications. Sometimes we refer to color temperature in regards to the relationship between two colors. For example...Blue being cooler than orange. Sometimes to the overall range of colors within a painting or object, for example this painting might use an overall cool palette versus an overall warm palette. We can also refer to color temperature in regards to adding variety and interest to the artwork.

It is a widely used term, with many applications, but a very important concept that when understood, will make our paintings pop with exciting color combinations and three dimensional interest and depth!

Color temperature can be used to create the illusion of depth and form in a painting

This introduction to color temperature gives the student artist the ability to apply the concept in three different paintings with three different teachers. Each using color temperature in slightly different ways. This makes the concept so much easier to understand.

In this class...Three still life paintings are completed

- Paint An Eggplant and learn to mix a chromatic value scale

- Paint an Artichoke and learn to adjust color temperature with brush mixing

- Paint a Tomato using a tonal underpainting and transparent color glazes.

Paint Media: Artist Acrylics

Upon purchasing this class you will receive an automatically generated Order Confirmation by email that contains the pdf links for the text lessons and the video links and password for the class.

Class Presentation

Once purchase of the  class is complete, students are sent an automatically generated email Order Confirmation.  This contains the link for the class materials and links for accessing the video lessons.

As you watch the videos, the teacher helps you prepare for the class, discusses the supplies and begins the creative process. Students follow along with the videos and use the printed text lessons as an extra support for the class. At anytime you can ask for help via email to the teacher whose contact information is found in the text lesson.    Your teacher is always willing to offer suggestions and give feedback to help you create a successful painting that you will be happy with.




Mixing A Chromatic Value Scale

Artist teacher Sue Pruett demonstrates her technique for pre-mixing a chromatic value scale. Students learn how to shift their color palette from warm to cool mixes, so they can work with a wider range of color temperatures while painting. This helps the student see how warm and cool hues directly affect the creation of form. 



Benefit - Artist and teacher Donna Richards demonstrates how to build true form with subtle adjustments of color temperature in her painting mixes. Students learn to 'see' how these changes in color temperature enhances the ability to transform flat objects into three dimensional objects with correct form.

Painting Selections

Three small still life subjects were selected for the painting exercises so the student can learn to use the concept of color temperature while painting a real life subject they can relate to.



Painting technique developed by the Dutch Old Masters

Using a painting technique developed by the Dutch Old Masters, artist and teacher Linda Wise helps students learn how to adjust color temperature with the use of transparent color glazes. In a step by step methodical manner, Linda demonstrates each application that is easy to paint along with.

Each of the Three painting Exercises is featured at close range, students can see the up close videos of all the painting steps. Each lesson also comes with text lessons and many step photographs.

  • Teachers are happy to  clarify anything that might not be completely clear to you offering an excellent learning opportunity.

3 Paintings - 3 Teachers - 3 Painting Styles


Expand your technical skills today!

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Learn how to describe temperature with paint
  • Learn how to create your own chromatic value scale for success
  • Understand and paint 3 different mini still life paintings
  • Learn how the chromatic value scale leads to success as you paint realistic objects
  • Learn to use different approaches for creating dimension with color temperature  
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    Posted by Margo M. on 6th Feb 2015

    This class has a huge amount of information to learn! I was never into artichokes, but after watching Donna paint one, I have a strong desire to paint one for my kitchen wall! The eggplant and tomato videos are also very detailed. I did not know some of the techniques used in painting the tomato, so it was very educational! I honestly believe that artists should never stop learning, and any tiny advice can lead to many new discoveries! This class contains a lot of helpful advices, techniques and recommendations that are just priceless! And these teachers are a joy to learn from!

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