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Introduction to the Fletcher Palette
Lesson one introduces you to the complex aspects and content of the color course at a high level. The concepts, tools and ideas that are presented in lesson one are broken down in subsequent lessons for deeper understanding but are presented in this first lecture to introduce you to the bulk of the ideas that form the color course and give you a chance to see what happens when you mix colors together.
The Fletcher Palette
In lesson two you will paint a full Fletcher palette on top of a neutral underpainting, and create a second value step scale in paint alongside. The purpose of this assignment is to explore and observe the color changes that are possible with this system.
The Ship and a Light Show
In lesson five Myron demonstrates the effective use of low-intensity palettes learn ways to train your eye through light experiments to more clearly see the effects that reflected colors can have on a subject, and how to capture those effects in a painting.
Independent Schematic Designs
In lesson six you will have your first opportunity for original design of a schematic. Learn how to use the Fletcher method as a color planning tool, both for creating original abstract work or to design a still life.
The final lecture in this color course follows contains insightful thoughts on the creative process and presents beautiful work by alumni, with Myron’s commentary, encouraging you to practice your new skills of observing and analyzing color.
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