Planet Color

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The best cure for blank canvas syndrome …

Release your mind by focusing on color!

Planet Color is a 14-day online painting workshop from April 24 to May 7 which teaches you to release your mind and imagination with the help of color. By moving smoothly from one color choice to the next, you will create eye-catching abstract art from simple shapes and lines using a 7-step formula. This workshop is especially for
1) beginning artists who want to create colorful and graphic art
2) those who struggle with creating compelling abstract compositions.

Planet Color, an online painting workshop by Peony and Parakeet

Planet Color includes

1) Painting Video
In Planet Color you will create an abstract painting from simple shapes. You will get general, written instructions and a 20-minute video. In the video, a 12-by-12-inch canvas artwork is created showing a flexible step-by-step method for focusing on color. You can use the method to create your unique abstract art with your unique color choices. If you don’t want to paint on canvas, you can also create your pieces in an art journal or on a thick paper. You will need acrylic paints and few brushes to create the painting.
2) “Just start!”
You will also get a 25-minute coaching video to get into the right mindset before the actual painting and see the possibilities of focusing on color.
3) Sharing and Caring
You can share your work, ask questions and enjoy what others have created in a private Facebook group. You can also email to the teacher during the workshop and get one-on-one help and feedback.
4) Extra Video: 3D
To take even more out of the abstracts, you will get an extra 15-minute video about how to make your graphic-style painting look more 3-dimensional.
5) Extra Video: 7-Step Formula Applied to Watercolors
You will also get an extra 15-minute video about how to adjust the method for watercolors.
6) 2 Colorful PDF Documents, 12 pages total, that summarize the content and give more ideas.

Paivi Eerola from Finland – Your Art Teacher

Planet Color, an online painting workshop by Paivi Eerola from Peony and Parakeet

Coming from the land of Marimekko (fashionable textiles) and Kone (smart elevators), I help people to bring more freedom and more meaning into their art making. Color has been the reason why I left my career in technology and started a new one in art. I see color in music, words, and ideas. I see color on rainy days, in dark shadows and on blank canvases. When my left brain wants to hold back, I have a bag of tricks and treats to make it work with the right brain.

From the Students

It gave me the confidence to ‘just start,’ I’d never used acrylics before and simply didn’t know where or how to start. I did three pieces during the ten days and was really interested to see the change in my style/ability. I now find myself looking for opportunities to get my paints out, I’m looking at colours differently. Creativity has always been important to me, but this course has brought it to an entirely new level. – Christina Mitchell, Nicaragua

This workshop has helped me with composition as well as with color. It has also helped me to see what I need to improve upon regarding approach to painting. I want to be more painterly and using the colors the way Paivi has demonstrated is encouraging for me to try. – Elaine Wirthlin, USA

I learned a lot of mixing colors and fell in love with that. I see so many possibilities there … an adventure and a whole new world. I became “hungry” and hope to learn many new things at the time to come. – Pirkko-Liisa Mannoja, Finland

I enjoyed the workshop and the exercises very much. I learned how to be free with color and paints and mixing and will continue on with what I learned. -Chris Anderson, USA

Planet Color, an online painting workshop by Peony and Parakeet

I want to invite you to develop both your eye and mind for color.
You will not only paint confidently with color but also see the world as Planet Color!

Required Technology + Downloading
You will need Internet access and an email account and basic programs to view (and download) MP4 videos and PDF files. Usually, these can already be found on your computer. To participate the group discussion, you will need a Facebook account. If you want to upload your artwork to the group or email your artwork to the teacher, you will need a camera or a scanner, at least a phone camera. The course material is downloadable to your computer. If you save the material to your computer, you can access it from your computer as long as you want. The course material is available for download until the end of 2017.

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