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Discover the Magic of
The Creativity and Color Challenge

Get Inspired, Get Painting, Get Results.

Watch the Video to learn more.

 

No webinars to convince you to join, just sign up for free and start building your skills. We offer structure, video tutorials and exercises focused on creativity, color and painting.

 

Our step-by-step approach allows you to build skills and gain confidence in your painting practice. This challenge will suit beginning oil painters but acrylic painters are welcome.

To be transparent, you'll have the opportunity to keep all the lessons at the end of seven days for one low price. If you choose not to keep the lessons, no problem. Even if you only learn one technique, one skill or one new way of thinking in creativity, then we think it's a success.

Holding a Paintbrush

Seven Days to Better Paintings

The Creativity and Color Painting Challenge provides clear guides, strategy, and support so that you can begin to create paintings that you'll be proud to show and sell.

If you're like most painters I've had the pleasure of working with, chances are you'd love nothing better than to share more of your genius with the world. 

It’s time to finally get down to the game-changing work of upgrading your skills but it depends on doing things differently.

Take the guesswork out of becoming the artist you've dreamed with the Creativity and Color Challenge . We use a Three Pillar approach to level up your painting practice.

Here's how this course works:
 

Pillar 1 -  Growth Strategy

A big part of your success as an artist, has to do with your state of mind and approach to creativity.  We set goals and encourage you to create a series of paintings (5 to 7 paintings) that has meaning and inspires you to paint everyday. We also give you daily inspiring prompts to help you explore your creativity in a whole new way. 

Pillar 2 - Color and Composition Deep Dive

The key to creating paintings with impact depends on your knowledge of  light, color, edges and composition, these are all explored in short videos with exercises to make them stick. You will know how to work the dark side of your painting so that the light colors appear brighter and more beautiful. Color mixing confidence and knowing how to use color temperature will set your paintings apart. You will see what a jurors look for in a painting and know how to impress them.

 

Pillar 3 Practice 

Squash fear with confidence. A musician doesn't sit down and expect to play like Mozart, he practices. The exercises throughout this challenge are designed to build one skill on top of the other bringing the confidence you need to create paintings you love. Build a series of paintings around an idea or cause that you love and discover why it's the best type of practice to push you to the next level.

 

Imagine your skill level after you complete this Free Seven-Day Challlenge 

Day 1 

Studio practices, goal setting and planning a new series of paintings.

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In step one we look at studio practices and the materials you can use to get professional looking results in your paintings.

We ask important questions about why you create and we set your goals as an artist. 

You plan to create 5 - 7 paintings, that has personal meaning and adds purpose to your painting practice. We will learn how to prepare for a ten foot exhibition space so that you're ready for any opportunity.

 
Why this works:
Step one is about getting prepared. Knowing why you create helps you focus on what's important to you. Painting with purpose is inspiring and gives you a reason to get better.

Committing to a series of paintings, as if a show is in your future, will force you to improve and finish your paintings to a higher level even if you're just beginning.

Day 2-3 

Learn how to work the dark side of your painting and create amazing compositions with value pattern.

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Learn to see your subject correctly and discover four tools that can help you truly see value to avoid dull, middle tone paintings.

Discover how to achieve harmony and balance in your paintings by understanding composition and how important value pattern is to your paintings.

Practice the value scales with a quick warm-up exercise and become familiar with the ten values available to you as an artist.

Explore how to use thin transparent dark colors to create lifelike effects in your paintings. 
You will explore Transparent Oxide Brown and Cobalt Blue and begin to see how easy it is use color temperature in your dark areas. 

Paint a Black-Necked Stilt bird and discover how to create beautiful, colorful whites, grays and blacks.

Still Life - Learn how you can set up and light your own Still Life for painting. You'll also discover why Still Life is an essential part of building skills for your art practice. Learn while you paint a simple black and white object so that you can practice value and color temperature. 

Value Pattern -  Discover the secrets of creating paintings with impact through the use of value pattern and working with light. We study the masters and learn how to use light and shadow to create stunning compositions.

Why this works

Still life provides unparalleled learning opportunities. Knowing how to quickly and easily bend your dark color warm or cool will make a dramatic difference in your paintings.

Knowing how to create a painting with impact by using value pattern and composition will level up your paintings. 

 

Day 4-5

Learn how to work the light side of your palette with masterful mixes and color temperature.

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Learn how to darken and desaturate yellow, orange, green and red with done for you color mixing templates and exercises that take ten minutes.

Paint along and implement the mixing strategies on a simple sphere exercise that will show you how light effects your subject and how to render believable forms.

Take a deep dive in color temperature and examine color temperature while you paint apples.

Discover the tricks in working with difficult reds. Learn how to make red and purple warm or cool. Know how to make your colors look lighter by darkening the surrounding colors to avoid dull paintings. 

Explore Viridian and find out how to make cool or warm dark greens along with beautiful grays.

Learn techniques in Brushwork, Painting and Edges. Paint a Still Life painting with red and green apples or work from the photograph provided. 

Why this works
You'll find our templates to be an invaluable resource for color mixing strategies. They are the mixes I use all the time and will give you a jumpstart on beautiful realistic color.

Color temperature will help you make color mixing decisions faster and bring more life and interest to your paintings. 

Day 6 

Get To Know Every Color On Your Palette with the Color Charts. Ask Five Important Questions Before you Begin a Painting.

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On Day 6 you'll dive into the color charts and watch a demonstration on painting. You'll also review composition and learn the five important questions to ask yourself before you start a painting.

You'll learn to mix all the colors on your palette with each other.  You will improve your color mixing skills tremendously and log major mileage onto your palette knife. 

You'll be taught how to mix 140 color mixes and 616 Values from those mixes. We assure you that the learning and the resources will prove invaluable to you as an artist.

We provide you with a Free Color Chart Mixing template.

 

Why this works
Doing these charts is the fastest way to color mixing confidence. Imagine how much faster you'll mix color after 756 mixes, the practice and discoveries you make with the charts are invaluable.

 

Day 7 

Let's Paint Birds!

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Learn how to work with photographs. Discover techniques in drawing, brushwork, edges and color mixing.

Get over the fear of drawing and discover two different methods of transferring an image to the canvas.  You will also be taught how to draw using the Grid Method.

Learn how to paint a Prothonotary Warbler from start to finish. You will be taught techniques for creating realistic, feathers, eyes and beaks.  We'll also share quick tips for painting water, rocks and branches. 

Why this works

Painting along with bird painting tutorials will show you how to create expressive eyes. It will reinforce how to use thin colorful under paintings and how to identify and mix for color temperature.

 

You will learn more ways to suggest detail and how to create interest and style by using your edges.

Joani Stotler

I'm so glad to have joined your Online Workshop! You've already addressed the toughest thing for me, it's correctly reading color value. …I’ve ordered my color charts and really enjoying the process and taking in all the wonderful tips you share with the class! 🤓😊👍💕

Karen  Burns

What a great class this is! Very happy that I found your course.You have a lovely voice and great instruction to follow along.

Trish Labuda

Rose Tanner changed my art path…I am a much better painter because of lessons from Rose and my confidence has soared.

Here's your materials list.

I recommend using the best possible materials even as a beginner, it makes painting easier!

These colors are also available in acrylic but the color and transparency of acrylic paint can be quite different. 


Oil Paint:
Cobalt Blue Light, Transparent Oxide Brown is best, or Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson or Permanent Rose, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Yellow Lemon, Cadmium Yellow Light, and Cadmium Yellow Deep (optional) Titanium White


Brushes:
2 - 3 Fine Detail, Round Brushes Small, 1 Small Soft Blender Brush
3 - 4 Flat Brushes Small, Medium, and Large Size
1 Medium Soft Blender Brush, 1 Medium Soft Blender Fan Brush

Oil Primed Panel or Canvas Best Quality: 5 - 9 x 12 Panels

Gamsol for brush Cleaning, Walnut Oil (optional), Paper Towels, Palette and Palette Knife, Paint Scrapper and Easel

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ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR 

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ROSE TANNER AFCA

Rose is a professional artist who dedicated years of her life to the arts and is constantly seeking new and innovative ways to improve oil painting techniques.

 

She has several art awards to her credit, has worked in museums, galleries, and with various national and international shows. She is passionate about painting and inspiring people to find their own creative voice.

 

As a Juror, Art Teacher and Certified Life Coach, she enjoys sharing the color mixing and painting systems she has developed over time to help hundreds of artists become the artists they always dreamed.

"If you give creativity the power to lead...anything can happen."

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Rose Tanner - Oil On Linen 11 x 14

"It is my goal for you to know color so well that it will help you express your creative voice in ways you never thought possible". 

So what will it be?

Will you build your skills step by step and come out on the other side with more confidence and a new body of work?

I want you to know that I truly believe it's possible for you to start creating your own distinctive, beautiful paintings you'll be proud to show and sell.

This challenge provides a roadmap, and I'd love nothing more than to be your guide.

 

But whether or not you now decide to invest the time in yourself and your expertise, I urge you to hang onto this dream. You deserve it.

To be transparent, you'll have the opportunity to keep all the lessons at the end of seven days for one low price. If you choose not to keep the lessons, no problem. Even if you only learn one technique, one skill or one new way of thinking in creativity, then we think it's a success.

I’m SO appreciative of your trust in me, and sincerely hope to be able to teach you inside the Creativity and Color Challenge.

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