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Color Boot Camp | Part 3: Complementary Colors with Bill Perkins

Color Boot Camp | Part 3: Complementary Colors
Master Color Theory! Learn to create harmonious color harmonies with complementary colors

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  • Lesson Details
Bill Perkins
Head & Portrait, Light & Color
Oil Paints
4h 33m 16s
Color Boot Camp

In this series, instructor Bill Perkins brings you his crash course on color theory and practice. This six part series is designed to accelerate your learning curve, allowing you to gain confidence in your paintings and an overall understanding of how color works in various situations. Each lesson will focus on a different aspect of color, and will center around images of a model in different color and lighting set-ups designed by Bill himself. This third lesson in the series will focus on complementary colors. Bill will begin with a brief introduction, 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. We recommend you give each painting multiple attempts, but restrict yourself each time to no more than 30 minutes per painting.


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