Acrylic Painting: How To Paint Using A Limited Color Palette | LaurieAnne Gonzalez | Skillshare

Acrylic Painting: How To Paint Using A Limited Color Palette

LaurieAnne Gonzalez, Painter | Dog Lover | Bob Ross Wannabe

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14 Lessons (1h 6m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Preparing Your Paper

    • 3. Painting Process - Part 1

    • 4. Painting Process - Part 2

    • 5. Painting Process - Part 3

    • 6. Painting Process - Part 4

    • 7. Painting Process - Part 5

    • 8. Painting Process - Part 6

    • 9. Painting Process - Part 7

    • 10. Painting Process - Part 8

    • 11. Painting Process - Part 9

    • 12. Painting Process - Part 10

    • 13. Painting Process - Part 11

    • 14. Final Painting and Final Thoughts

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About This Class


Welcome to my 3rd painting class! In this class, I am going to show you how to paint an abstract landscape using only four colors, including white! This is a great exercise that will help you discover all the possibilities of each color used. 

This class is best for those with some painting experience but if you are a beginner or new to my classes, I recommend taking my classes in the order below:

1. Acrylic Painting: Learn The Basics For Beginners

2. Acrylic Painting: How To Paint An Abstract Landscape

3. Acrylic Painting: How to Paint Using a Limited Color Palette (this class)

4. Acrylic Painting: Explore A New Composition Using A Reference Photo 

5. Acrylic Painting: How To Create A Mixed Media Painting

In this class, you will learn about:

  • How to paint using only 4 colors
  • My favorite paints and brushes to use
  • How I start all of my paintings
  • My painting process from start to finish

At the end of this class, you will know how to paint using a limited color palette and learn all the possibilities 1 paint color can have with just a little help from its paint color friends. :) 

Below is a photo of the colors I used for this painting: Hansa Yellow Medium, Carbon Black, Dark Blue Deep, and White.

IMPORTANT: The paintings you create from my class examples are for learning/educational purposes only. Those paintings or ones heavily inspired by my class example (or my other work) cannot be sold or reproduced in any way. All of my work is copyrighted and that is a violation of the copyright. Please stick to painting from my class examples only (not from other work on my website) or work from your own inspiration photos.


I have linked all of my supplies below*:

Hansa Yellow Medium

Carbon Black

Dark Blue Deep


Paynes Gray

Green Handle Princeton Paint Brushes

Da Vinci Paint Brushes

Brush Cleaner

Squirt Bottle

Blick Matte Acrylic Paints

White Gesso

Golden OPEN Acrylic Paints

Prismacolor Colored Pencils

Watercolor Paper Pad

Large Filbert Paint Brush

Paint Brush Set

Gesso Brush Set

Artist Tape

Glass Palette

IKEA Utility Cart

And for those who go to Italy, take a tour from Walk About Florence! You won't regret it!! :) 

*Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will make a commission, if you click thru and make a purchase.