Jessie’s Mixing Clean Colors lesson : HARMONY!

Learn to mix harmonious colors that you love.

Welcome! Why am I giving away this great color mixing lesson? I’m hoping you will love my teaching style and want to join my painting class. But no pressure – Even if that’s not for you, I hope you get a lot out of this lesson!

I think you’ll see a brand new and much easier way to think about color mixing. Happy painting!

LESSON – watch time 37 minutes

Limiting your palette is the fastest, easiest way to get harmony in your paintings. It works immediately!

As an added bonus, using a limited palette before adding in more colors will help you to understand color mixing on a deeper level.

Introduction, talk about the color wheel as it applies to this palette, tips. Demo starts at 17:30.

It’s important to know that there are more than one way to limit a palette. But the easiest way is to use the three colors Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin or Quinacridone, and Cadmium Yellow Light Hue – plus Titanium White. Substitutions welcome.


Try out a couple small (5×7 inches or that range) paintings using a limited palette of 3 colors plus white (Ideally Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin or Quinacridone, Cadmium Yellow Light Hue, and Titanium White, or similar colors). Really see what the benefits and limitations of this palette are. If you feel like you need another color on your palette, think about what limitation, or gap in your color range, the new color is filling.

Here’s the source photo I used in the demo: Fruit Orange Clementine Citrus

I hope you enjoyed this free lesson! Ready to sign up for the class? I’d love to see you there.

What else is in the class? A Zorn palette lesson and demo, individual help with understanding painting concepts and techniques, office hours at a couple different times so that you can drop in and ask questions, and access to a private Facebook group so you can ask questions as they come up. And, on top of that, anytime access to lessons on Getting a Great Start, Understanding Composition, and Seeing Value accurately! It’s everything I would have wanted at any point when I was painting outside of art school.

The class is normally $45/month, which is an amazing price for monthly lessons, weekly office hours, and more. But with your first month at only $19, you have nothing to lose.

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Learn more about my online oil painting class for beginning to intermediate oil painters who want to have more confidence in their painting skills and abilities. Learn fundamental painting concepts and painting techniques that make oil painting easier. Weekly zoom office hours where you can bring your painting questions and see demos and paint-alongs by request. And get feedback on your paintings, by request. All at an extremely affordable price.