January 2010 Blog Posts (4)

Mastering Color - Chapter 6 "Manipulating Color"

Took a while to get this one just right, but I'm pretty happy with it now.

It includes 77 pages of lesson notes with the 21 minute video.

Covers things like...

How can you create a mood with color?

The 3 Keys to creating true vibrancy.

What makes color 'sing'?

Value segments and powerful halftones.

Compressing… Continue

Added by Richard Robinson on January 23, 2010 at 10:16 — 2 Comments

Out of the wilderness.

Hi I joined this site last week and I have to tell you I am just thrilled to be here.

Richard you have been the light in my creative darkness. I've been in a painting wilderness for 14 months, having had full blown artist block with no desire to paint. After wandering around this site and watching the free lessons coming through my email I feel just so inspired again. I even managed to complete a small practice painting since joining here and I'm so pleased with myself. I feel a huge… Continue

Added by Elaine Fraser on January 16, 2010 at 12:09 — 1 Comment

Plein air painting

Got out painting last night from 6:30pm till 9pm just down the road in the Ruakaka estuary trying to get a better handle on this plein air painting business. Turns out it's really tricky - even after quite a bit of practice. The light wasn't quite right to continue with my previous painting so I turned around into the… Continue

Added by Richard Robinson on January 6, 2010 at 16:57 — No Comments

Hey I'm famous!

One of our painting members Brandon Nixon is going great with the Mastering Color course - he's going the whole hog, making his own color cubes and everything. When he sent me this video he made about what he's doing with the course I was really chuffed - it's like being featured on tv he's done such a good job of it.

Check out Brandon's site here:… Continue

Added by Richard Robinson on January 4, 2010 at 15:11 — No Comments

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