Master's Color Theory

Master's Color Theory

Online Master's Color theory: Match that Color

Class Dates: Mondays, August 7 to 28, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time
Critique Sessions: Sundays, 3pm Pacific Time
Level: All
Medium: Watercolor

Mixing exactly the color you want is not random or by chance.  In this 4 week course we will look to the Masters in watercolor (and other media) to determine their success in developing the right color for the right place in their compositions.  From Zorn to Titian (and more) we will look at how and why their specific limited palettes produced such evocative results and how they created the perfect colors for their compositions.  Students will gain ‘color confidence' as they learn the essentials of reading and matching tones, hues, tints, shades and saturation. 

Materials list


Arches (or other quality artist grade) 140# Cold press; full sheets to be trimmed to size; OR watercolor block, 9 x 12 inches or larger.   

Brushes: Watercolor brushes, pointed rounds - sizes 6,8,10/12.  Either hair or good quality synthetics.  Smaller detail brushes may be useful, as well.

1” Flat or Hake 


Alizarin Crimson


Winsor Red

Cadmium Yellow

Lemon Yellow

Yellow Ochre

Naples yellow


Cobalt blue

Phthalo Blue *gasp!

Ultramarine blue

Burnt Umber

Burnt Sienna

Gouache: Titanium white


Artist’s tape

Backing board

2 water containers

Paper or cloth towels



Hair dryer






Event Information

Event Date 08-07-2023 10:00 am
Event End Date 08-28-2023 10:00 am
Individual Price $325.00
Location Online

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