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Color Foundation for the Painter

By Stephen Quiller

SKU# T2426-U9488-GROUPED

Learn the foundations of color for painters in this comprehensive, 13-chapter guide from Stephen Quiller.

You’ll learn how to use the color wheel that Stephen breaks down for all art mediums, and how to tell which primary colors are the “correct” ones for color mixing your palette. Then, work through various color schemes, from monochromatic, complementary, and analogous to triads and color families, and learn to work with neutrals, blacks, and more before going into unifying color, painting from life, and an expressive painting demonstration from start to finish. Along the way, you’ll get painting techniques for using acrylic, watercolor, gouache, and more, along with great tips for strong compositions, so that by the time you’re finished, you’ll be confident with color!

Individual Chapters:
1: Value-Intensity Foundation
2. Monochromatic Color Scheme
3. Complementary Color
4. Analogous Color and Color Families
5. Double Analogous Color Scheme
6. Triad Color
7. Structured Color Demonstration
8. Expanding the Palette and Characteristics of Pigments
9. Ways to Apply Color
10. Neutrals, Near-Neutrals, and Black
11. Unifying Color
12. Painting from Life
13. Expressive Watermedia Painting Demonstration


  • Comprehensive, multiple art lessons on using the color wheel, color mixing, and applications of color within a landscape painting
  • Practical demonstrations making color theory easy to understand and use
  • Painting techniques for working in acrylics, watercolor, and other types of mediums
  • How to paint using various types of color schemes, and how they affect the mood of your painting
  • Tips on creating strong, expressive landscapes


Acrylic Paints

(Stephen uses Acrylics from his line of Richeson paints)
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Red Medium (Pyrrole Red Medium)
Cadmium Yellow Light
Permanent Green Light
Phthalo Blue (Green Shade)
Phthalo Green
Phthalo Turquoise
Pyrrole Orange
Quiller Violet
Quinacridone Red
Quinacridone Violet (Magenta)
Ultramarine Blue

Cadmium Red Light
Cadmium Yellow Light
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Ccadmium Orange
Cerulean Blue
Doxazine Violet
Permanent Green Light
Phthalocyanine Blue
Quinacridone Rose
Quinacridone Violet
Titanium White
Utramarine Blue
Viridian Green

Watercolor Paints
(Expanded Palette as needed)
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Red Medium
Cadmium Red-Orange
Cadmium Yellow Light
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Cobalt Blue Deep
Cobalt Green
Cobalt Violet
Golden Green
Manganese Blue (or Cerulean Blue)
Manganese Violet
Naples Yellow
Permanent Green Light
Permanent Orange
Quinacridone Magenta
Quinacridone Rose
Richeson Blue (phthalo)
Richeson Green (phthalo)
Richeson Red Light (pyrrole)
Richeson Turquoise
Titanium White
Ultramarine Blue Deep
Ultramarine Violet

Stephen uses his line of brushes: Richeson 7000 series
Synthetic flats and rounds in a variety of sizes

300-lb. rough (Stephen uses Richeson Premium)

Artist’s tape
Palettes - 12 and/or 24-color varieties

Author/Speaker/Editor Stephen Quiller
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