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Color Boot Camp | Part 2: Saturation with Bill Perkins

Color Boot Camp | Part 2: Saturation
Master Color Theory! Explore color saturation

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Bill Perkins
Light & Color
Oil Paints
4h 24m 9s
Color Boot Camp

In this series, instructor Bill Perkins brings you his crash course on color theory and practice. This second lesson in the series will focus on saturation. Bill will begin with a brief lecture on how to identify saturation ranges within high and low key set-ups, and then it’s time to get to work: You will be shown a series of 4 different images throughout the lesson, each with a different color set-up, and you will have 30 minutes to complete a painting of each. Following each painting, you will see how Bill approaches the the same assignment, allowing you to compare your work with his.


  • Sharpie Marker
  • Gamblin Artists Grade Oil Paint
  • Hogs Hair Bristle Brushes – Filberts
  • Gamsol Oderless Mineral Spirits
  • Silicoil Brush Cleaning Tank
  • Palette Paper
  • Canvas Panel

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