Sunday, November 22, 2009

Testimonials from a previous workshop

Here some reviews of this info we shared at a workshop in downtown San Diego this last year:

- "It has made me look at my paint in an informed way and not purchasing any paint blindly. You've made me a smarter artist!" - Cherry Sweig (

- "Even though I have been painting for many years I extracted many facts and tips about color. Very Useful." - Jori Owens, San Diego

- "Learned to start making informed choices about color." - Jeremy McKay, San Diego

- "You have accomplished a remarkably clear and concise presentation of a very complex and potentially confusing subject. Furthermore, you have done this without imposing narrowly-based and/or arbitrary rules many teachers utilize as crutches. It is refreshing that your approach encourages experimentation, exploration and is applicable to all possible artistic endeavors involving color and pigments." - Lydia Straus-Edwards, San Diego


This is the first post to usher in the new blog about color theory for artists. It is the prelude so to speak for a book about color theory and also workshops/classes about color.
The main theme is that too often artists are taught color methods or techniques to color harmony without even having a starting grasp on how we see color, how we mix it and how color space works. Often times the information is either too technical and fit for scientists only or too vague and artsy for students to learn (other than by just copying color schemes). While there is a definite place for copying and looking at color schemes we believe it is fundamental to understand the basics.

We have taught this information to people throughout San Diego and LA and hope to share the information with more so they can start to understand more about the world of color. and while color may not be the most important thing in art, it is nevertheless one worth learning about and we hope to dispel the myths and simplify the science so you can use it for your own artistic discovery!