I could never mix exact colors as closely until I took this course. I have read many books and taken many courses but I still could not mix exact colors.
The way you explain hue, value and chroma is genius. I am still in the middle of this course but have been able to mix almost exact colors. You are a great teacher. Thank you Paul.
by Mark Seraly
Opened up a whole new world of color mixing for me! I bought the Munsell book of color and now feel confident with bracketing (as Paul explains) that I can mix any color! Thanks!
The title is perfectly accurate. This is a very informative course and worth every second of your time!
by kathleen willis
The text is straight-forward, clear, concise and most inspirational. It methodically builds awareness and competence in mixing accurate value, chroma and hue. I feel much more confident at the easel as a result of this course.
by Jenny Kyng
Mastering Colour is the best painting course I have ever done. It's not just for painters of still life--I'm largely a painter of people--but there's no better way to learn painting than to start with simple, solid geometric objects like cubes and spheres, then move on to fruit and from there, once you've mastered the techniques, you should be able to attempt any subject. Not only that but it's a very enjoyable course. Paul really conveys his passion for painting and makes the Munsell system of colour (which includes a system of understanding value) easy to understand and use. I would heartily recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn painting or improve their painting skills.
A Great Discipline
by Lynn Purvis-Yund
I've been painting professionally for years but took this course in order to get back to a basic discipline. I really enjoy Paul's methodical and precise process. He is thorough and takes his time, a method that fits the purpose of the course - to truly understand color and how it works to help painters reproduce light and color.
Outstanding in every way
by Patricia Halbeck
This course is an expertly structured and carefully crafted progression of information and hands on experiences. The videos are detailed and clear. The text is also clear and efficient. I was amazed at the progress I made, and the understanding and skill that developed through the course. The investment in the student Munsell book was very worthwhile. Don't be put off by that cost. Other necessary equipment is carefully outlined and not expensive. Interaction with other students on FB was inspiring and Paul's feedback was always detailed and helpful. My sensitivity to color grew significantly and my skill in mixing colors precisely improved exponentially. This course is definitely a turning point in my development as an artist. It required effort and persistence but was definitely worthwhile. I am thrilled with the results. Thank you, Paul Foxton!
by Bert van der Laan
Before this course I had an intuitive way of colour mixing (taking for granted I would never really "nail" the colour), was a layman of the thou-shall-not-use-black-paint church, and was messing around with complimentary colours to get the exact shadow colour. Paul's course does not include recipes, but provided me a systematic route to mix any colour. And, for me personally perhaps even as important, it taught me to slow down and focus on one aspect of the painting process. Although I initially underestimated the time needed for the exercises, the approach of the course is actually well-balanced: it is challenging without becoming frustrating. Paul's style of teaching contributes for me to the succes of this course, as he challenges you to get the best out of yourself with personal and constructive feedback.
Module 1: Gathering Materials and Preparing Your Still Life Set Up