Learn How To Use Picasso's Color Secrets | Ron Mulvey✏️ | Skillshare

Learn How To Use Picasso's Color Secrets

Ron Mulvey✏️, Artist / Art Teacher

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8 Videos (1h 10m)
    • Learn Picasso's Color Secrets

    • Understanding True Grey

    • Draw and Lay In With True Greys

    • How Did Picasso Use Color

    • Painting With Picasso

    • Picasso's Color Choices

    • Why Picasso Loved Cadmium Red

    • Final Touches


About This Class

Learn how to use one of  Picasso's favorite color combinations to up your creativity.

This class is for you if you are serious about expanding your knowledge of color and learning how to use it effectively in whatever field of art or business you are currently engaged with. Know right now that color can work for you or it can work against you.

This class is perfect for anyone who uses color for the culinary arts, graphic design, photography, graphic design, jewelry making, or any of the fine arts.

The class will show you exactly how Picasso approached pure color and how grey areas and gradation (scale) could make his pure colors produce harmonious color effects.

The class will present a simple landscape, that can be completed in traditional watercolor, or acrylic watercolors (acrylic paints thinned to a watercolor consistency). 

The Demo will show you what materials you will need. Watch it in sections if you like as each video leads to the next. The actual painting time is about 35 minutes. 


There is no reason why any color medium you choose will not work for this class.

No one is left behind in this class and a helping hand is always there if you need it.





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Ron Mulvey✏️

Artist / Art Teacher

My name is Ron Mulvey. I've been working as a full-time artist since 1980. I have had the pleasure of teaching art since 1983 and have taught thousands of classes on drawing and painting. I would consider it a privilege to assist you in achieving  your artistic goals.  

I have taught the basic and advanced mechanics and principles which give us the skill and confidence to express creatively, for the past 30 years. Sharing them is my passion!

One of my very favorite projects was an art book for children called the Artabet. It teaches children how to draw using 6 universal lines (similar to how vowels are the building blocks of Languages). Artabet.com is now in 8 countries and is used by over 800  schools worldwide as their basic art curriculum.

I live and work at home with my first love Sara, who is the other half of our Art and Music School, on a pristine acreage by the Little Slocan River in British Columbia, Canada.

Sara and I love it when the kids come home and they bring their kids with them. The Skillshare Cooking Classes really helps us when there's 15 for dinner.

You can see my landscape art at RonMulvey.ca  

You can buy my Artabet book here


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