How To Blend Traditional And Contemporary Color Theories by Robert Joyner

How To Blend Traditional And Contemporary Color Theories

A fabulous class for exploring color.

Hi, I'm Robert Joyner

And I've created How To Blend Traditional And Contemporary Color Theories for people like you that want to loosen up their creativity and make art fun!
If you've always wanted to...
  • Learn a simplified approach to basic color theory.
  • Develop the right tools for creating more dynamic artwork.
  • Eliminate common mistakes like muddy and garish artwork.
Then this course is for you!
  • Develop the necessary techniques for quality color mixing.
  • Discover practical solutions for making subjects more three dimensional.
  • Learn an easy exercise to explore harmonious color combinations.
  • Easy techniques for blending traditional and contemporary color methods.


I have learned more about these lessons about color than ever before. I greatly appreciate all the explanations and the interactive examples, you can paint along to get a full understanding of how to work with color.
Jazmin Alvarado
It is classes like these that make a subscription worth it! In depth and useful color theory that can be applied to any project. This class had a ton of useful information that I will come back to over and over again. Highly recommended!
Elizabeth E.
By far my most needed and favorite class!!! This class answered my questions about HOW & WHEN to apply color, value, to be be more "artistic" with my approach. Thank you, Robert!!!!
Lisa R.

What You Will Get

  • 23 high-quality video tutorials with detailed instructions and text breakdown for each lesson.
  • 3 Quizzes to test your knowledge.
  • Ask questions and get answers
  • Lifetime access - come back and watch as many times as you wish.
  • Artist gallery to post your work and see what others are doing.
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Material List

Acrylic paint (you may use watercolor but demos are completed with acrylic)
3 warm primaries (cad. red medium, cad. yellow medium, ultramarine blue for example)
3 cool primaries (alizarin crimson, hansa yellow, lemon yellow, phthalo blue for example)
titanium white
2 sheets drawing paper (small)
3 sheets multi-purpose paint paper (140 lb. cold press - student grade)
Selection of small and medium brushes

What's included?

Video Icon 26 videos Text Icon 6 text files

Lesson Plan

Materials & Getting Started
Materials Needed
The Basics
Introduction To The Basics
4 mins
Basic Color-wheel
4 mins
Split Primary Color-wheel
14 mins
Chroma 101
10 mins
3 mins
Value; Tints And Shades
11 mins
Controlling Color 101
6 mins
What Are Neutrals?
8 mins
How To Neutralize Hues
10 mins
Palette Management 101
12 mins
[NEW] Mixing Violets
10 mins
How Well Do You Know The Basics About Color?
Artist Gallery
Value & Color Demonstrations
Color Matching Versus Value
6 mins
Value Demonstration - Simple Object
7 mins
Color Demonstration - Simple Object
15 mins
Quiz - Value & Color
Artist Gallery
Color Mixing & Combinations
The Value Sketch
Analogous Combination Demonstration
8 mins
Complementary Combination Demonstration
5 mins
Triad Combination Demonstration
7 mins
Analogous Complementary Demo
8 mins
Color Mixing & Combinations: Quiz
Artist Gallery
Feedback - First Assignment
8 mins
Blending Traditional & Contemporary Color Theories (Arbitrary Colors)
Introduction To Contemporary Color Mixing Techniques
3 mins
Arbitrary Colors 101
3 mins
Blending Color Techniques Demo - Part One
10 mins
Blending Color Techniques Demo - Part Two
10 mins
Blending Color Techniques Demo - Part Three
14 mins
Artist Gallery - Second Assignment
Final Critique
10 mins
Recap & Closing Thoughts
3 mins


What level of computer knowledge will I need for the courses & workshops?

A basic level of computer understanding is needed. Our technology is simple and very easy to use! If you can browse the Internet, type in a password, play a video, upload a photo then you can easily attend our courses. 

Is this a live event? Do I need to be present a specific time?

No. Since we have students from all over the world, it makes it impossible to schedule live courses. These lessons have been pre-recorded so that you can watch anytime and anywhere as long as you have high-speed Internet connection on a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

You can watch the videos in parts if you can't watch the entire video all at once. You can forward and rewind the video lessons from your instructor as often as you wish during your enrollment in the course. This is an added bonus, because everyone knows that there is no rewinding instructors information when taking a physical workshop. We made it easy for anyone in the world to learn from the very best.

Do I need a fast Internet connection?

Yes – it will help alleviate frustration.  All Painthog courses stream in HD. A minimum download speed of 5.0 Mbps is recommended to stream video lessons and attend these courses.

You may check with your Internet provider (ISP) or click here to visit and test your download speed before enrolling in a course.. If your system downloads at less than 5.0 Mbps you will experience streaming video issues and this makes watching unenjoyable. 

For our international and frequent traveling students we recommend checking this handy link for internet speeds across the world to see if you'll have good connection. 

Lastly, if you can watch this video without interruption then your Internet is most likely fast enough for our courses.

Do these courses need to be viewed on desktop computer only?

No. As long as you have high-speed Internet connection our courses can be viewed on a desktop, laptop or mobile device.
We support Mac OS X & iOS plus Windows & Android operating systems.

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Can I get a refund if I can't complete course or workshop?

No refunds are available. We offer credit to take another course when your time allows. 

How do I ask questions?

You can ask a question anytime during your enrollment in a course. Your instructor will be as interactive as he can, so ask away. Remember, the instructor receive a lot of questions so be patient if they don't respond right away especially when it comes to communicating over different time zones.

How do online workshop and courses work?

  • Once you enroll you will have instant access to all available content plus new tutorials as it becomes available.
  • Workshops are 10-15 days long and include lessons and assignments. 
  • Online workshops included feedback tutorials which increase the online learning opportunities.
  • However critiques are no longer available if you purchase the self-study course. But you can submit your art to be included in the artist gallery.

Why take fine art workshop/courses online?

Your instructor, Robert Joyner, is a full time renowned artists and are passionate about teaching. All of the workshop material from the filming to editing has been put together for those that who want you to excel in their art journey. These lessons and assignments have been designed for artists at every skill level and for the following mediums: acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. The lessons have a perfect blend of traditional fundamentals with expressive techniques.
There are many advantages:
• Learn and engage from the privacy & comfort of your studio
• No travel required
• Watch course lessons 24/7, whenever it fits into your schedule
• Fully optimized for your mobile devices so that learning on the go is easy and convenient