How To Paint in Beautiful, Vibrant Colors

This one’s a personal favorite topic of mine…

Get ready to add more color to your palette! 

Do any of these resonate with you?

I’m not sure how to build a color palette

How do I mix my favorite colors?

How do I know which colors go together? 

I want to use more unrealistic color but in a sophisticated way.

I hear you. We get a lot of color questions in our Lunchtime Paint Breaks,

It all boils down to understanding color theory. Every artist starts with the basics, and it’s a good idea to revisit them every so often even if you are an experienced painter.

Pink and Green Paint Palette with Shelby Dillon Painting

Let’s start with the principles of color:

  • Value
  • Hue
  • Saturation
  • Contrast 
  • Harmony

Does this sound like gibberish to you?

Download my Guide to Color to learn how these principles are applied to your artwork.

There are so many colors to choose from, it’s tempting to want to use them all!. While there are no rules saying you can’t, there are tricks to using color tactfully. My color tips are designed to give you a framework to set you on the path to creating more harmonious art.

When you create more art, the world is filled with more beauty. Go forth and spread joy!

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