This past week I studied color theory through Acrylic University’s Color Mastery Bootcamp with Dianna Shyne and Jed Dorsey.

First, I set up a palette using Masterson Sta-Wet Premier Pallet. To help conserve costs of palette paper, I use dampened baking parchment paper.

I set up my limited color palette using the following colors: titanium white, cadmium medium yellow, quinacridone red, quinacridone magenta, ultramarine blue, pthalo blue, and indanthrene blue.

I studied my color wheel.

And painted the following study: Four Color Schemes.

Clockwise from upper left:

1. Complementary (blue-violet, yellow-orange)

2. Analogous (green, blue-green, blue-violet)

3. Triadic (violet, green, orange)

4. Split-Complementary (red, blue-green, yellow-green)