4 Color Schemes

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)



6″ x 6″ Ink and watercolor

Prompt 11 Inktober 52

Photo by Gregory



6″ x 6″

Session 1 of Color Mastery Bootcamp with Dianna Shyne of Acrylic University

Direction – Flight


7″ x 10″

I combined Inktober52 prompt 9 (Direction) and prompt 10 (Flight) for this drawing.


Deleter NEOPIKO-Line 3 waterproof 05

Kuretake Zig Ink Stick

Kuretake Zig Bokuchi Suzuri

Princeton Bamboo Brush

Daniel Smith Watercolor Paint

Lanaquarelle Watercolor Block

Spring Ahead

Spring Ahead

14″ x 11″ Acrylic on Fredrix Gray Toned Panel

Kiss the Sky

Kiss the Sky

12″ x 16″

I started this painting September 5, 2020 and finished it today. Sunflowers, Zinnias and Kiss-Me-Over-the-Garden-Gate are the flowers.



7″ x 10″

Watercolor and Ink on Lanaquarelle

Prompt 8 Inktober52

Cypress Trees in the Morning at Waluph

Cypress Trees in the Morning at Waluph

9″ x 12″ Acrylic paint on Fredrix Pro 100% Belgian Linen Archival Canvas Board

This painting is all my own. I took the photo of these Cypress trees recently. These trees overlook the Pacific Ocean and the Eel River Delta at Waluph.