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Creating a Plan for Color Temperature with Bill Perkins

Creating a Plan for Color Temperature
Paint in Color Using Temperature Learn to plan your painting and use temperature to design colors

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Bill Perkins
Art Theory, Painting
Head & Portrait, Light & Color
Oil Paints, Pencil
3h 36m 23s

In this comprehensive lesson with instructor and color expert Bill Perkins, you will learn how to work with warm and cool colors in your paintings in a clear and easy-to-understand way.

You will learn that temperature applies not only to a color or group of colors as a whole but also is used to describe the relationship between colors. Bill will demonstrate these concepts in his usual clear and accessible style, starting off the lesson with a lecture on color temperature and a breakdown of how color temperature is used in several artists’ works.

Bill will then move on to two painting demonstrations from model references, illustrating a different approach to color temperature in each painting.


  • Faber-Castell 9000 Pencil
  • Gamblin Artists Grade Oil Paint
  • Hogs Hair Bristle Brushes – Filberts
  • Gamsol Oderless Mineral Spirits
  • Silicoil Brush Cleaning Tank
  • Palette Paper
  • Canvas Panel