Color Basics

Analogous Split Complements  


A look at how to use color complements in a composition.


Basic Color Palette


A look at a couple of simple color palettes.


Local Color


A look at how color variation can be used to highlight forms.

A basic introduction to color theory and the color wheel.



Color Wheel Basics

An introduction to the different color wheels and a brief explanation of primary, secondary, and tertiary color.


A look at complementary colors and how to find and use them.

A look at value levels of color by removing the hue characteristics to see how the colors compare.




A guide to using a limited palette.






Properties of Color


The three properties of a color.


Using complementary color to mute a color or reduce the saturation.


Subtractive Color System

A brief explanation of substractive color.


Temperature of Color


A look at the warm and cool color relationships.


A look at the effects of adding white or black to a color.

How to mute colors in watercolor.