I teach an oil painting class at the Mechanicsburg Art Center. The class has sort of evolved into whatever the students feel they need help with. A few of them mentioned they had trouble seeing and mixing greens, so last night I set up two still lifes....one of cool green objects and one of warm green objects. The idea was to force students to see subtle color variations within one color family. They used no premixed green paint but were free to use any other colors they chose.
It's Not Easy Painting Green
My painting which I did along with the class.
This is the second time we have done a color themed class (last week we did all red for Valentine's Day). I was worried that it might result in a boring painting, but instead I like how it harmonizes everything. There is still a lot of color variation even within one family.