Color DVD


By understanding how to use Color and Value together, the artist is then equipped to paint any lighting situation that they choose. Color expands the artistís ability to create form through the use of temperature changes.

This 2 Disc set includes 1 hour and 22 minutes of instruction.

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Color has a way of reaching people on an emotional level unlike any other tool available to the artist. By introducing a whole new spectrum into the realm of painting, color becomes a powerful tool to use when communicating your message to the viewer.

By exploring the principles of Color, Brian explains the important role that each of the following plays during the decision making process so that you, too, can apply this same knowledge to your own painting:

The Color Wheel
Primary and Secondary Colors
Value and its relationship to Color
Warm and Cool Colors
Complimentary Colors
How to mix Grays

A palette demonstration is included in this lesson. Brian verbalizes his thought process behind mixing colors and explains how to use the Color Wheel, warm and cool colors, complimentary colors and colors that are close in value. An example of how to achieve a variety of Grays is also explained in this lesson.

4 reviews for Color DVD

  1. Brian Jekel

    “Thirty years ago, I began expressing to my art students the importance of having a good library of books . I also said that if you would have just one book it should be Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis. Ten years ago, I added that if there were 2 books in your library it should be Creative Illustration and also Alla Prima by Richard Schmid. This year I added The Principles of Painting, a 4 DVD set by Brian Neher, to those two books. What these resources have in common is that they are all packed with information. Brian starts with the basics of sound drawing and builds with the fundamentals of painting that you would expect from a good art school. The DVD’s are filled with demos and examples that complement Brian’s clear explanations. Brian is articulate and thoughtful in his presentations. I highly recommend these DVD’s to anybody who is serious about being an artist or someone who would like to get started in painting.”

  2. Tisha Robinson

    “I have been a fan of Joe Bowler, the renowned portrait artist, for almost 30 years. I was so excited when I learned about Brian Neher and that he has been a Bowler student for over 15 years. Neher’s work is extraordinary, and one can definitely see the great influence that Bowler has had on his work. I couldn’t wait to purchase all of his videos so that I could learn more from him, especially the “Painting Outdoor Light” DVD. I am thrilled about how my color skills have improved since reviewing the video set. I now truly understand about how important color temperature is and how it can help turn the form and how to create “grays” that yield believable flesh tones. I often leave the videos running on my computer next to me while I paint, so I get to hear the principles over and over. It’s like having Neher teaching me in my own studio. The DVDs are very well done and extremely thorough on teaching the techniques. It is totally worth the money for artists on any level to help further their skills.”

  3. Kyle Keith

    “Brian Neher’s video instruction series is by far one of the finest and most informative series on painting available. Brian’s approach to teaching is thorough and fundamental, giving the student who is eager for real knowledge the information they need in order to understand the guiding principles of value, color and light. I particularly enjoyed the way in which Brian presented his examples. As an Instructor, his illustrations helped me to clarify my own teaching approach, and I believe my students have benefited greatly as a result. Brian Neher’s portraits are stunning, filled with the mystery of light and color. In his video series, “The Principles of Painting”, Brian shares the same knowledge that has helped him to create such memorable works. He makes the information easy to grasp and remember. I appreciate that Brian did not focus on himself in the series but really focused on educating the artist in a clear and plain spoken manner, with the same commitment that he pours into each of his paintings.”

  4. Anne Campbell, author at Home Educating Family Association

    “In Principles of Painting Volume III: Color, Mr. Neher discusses the principles of color as it relates to painting. He explains that color is a powerful tool that reaches people on an emotional level. He says that color can reach people in a way that nothing else can do. All of the values taught in the previous volumes are enhanced by using the principles of color.”

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