Color Saturation

Claude Monet, San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk, 1908

Color Saturation – The Ultimate Guide for Artists

By Dan Scott / October 14, 2019 / 48 Comments

What is Color Saturation? Color saturation refers to how vivid, rich, or intense a color is. It is one of the three elements of color, with the other two being hue and value. Below is a saturation scale showing what happens when you take a vivid red and gradually lower the saturation until you have … Read more

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Claude Monet, Chrysanthemums, 1897

7 Most Common Painting Mistakes Beginners Make (And How To Avoid Them)

By Dan Scott / August 28, 2018 / 269 Comments

When you start painting you will make all kinds of mistakes. That is just part of the journey. Making mistakes is not an issue in painting, provided you are able to identify the mistakes and learn from them. The problem when you are a beginner is that you will not be able to see most … Read more

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Claude Monet, Roses In The Hoshede's Garden At Montregon, 1876

How To Use Increased Color Saturation To Draw Attention To Your Focal Point

By Dan Scott / November 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

An amazing technique for drawing attention to your focal point is to use increased color saturation to contrast against areas of more muted colors. I used this technique in my most recent painting, Queenstown From The Shore: This was a fairly gloomy painting with mostly muted colors. But this presents a perfect opportunity to draw … Read more

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7. Queenstown From The Shore, Oil, 12x16 Inches, 2017

Painting Tutorial – Queenstown From The Shore

By Dan Scott / November 21, 2017 / 2 Comments

In this painting tutorial I will walk you through step-by-step how I created my most recent painting, Queenstown From The Shore. I used oils for this painting but the general fundamentals are the same across all the painting mediums. This was a challenging scene to paint as there are so many little elements to capture … Read more

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