Friday, July 24, 2020

"Color Mixing" course is ready for download and DVD

The 2nd part of "Rigorous Color System for Artists" online course: "Color Mixing" is ready for download and DVD purchase at: (or go to my website, click "online teaching" tab). The real online version of this class will come soon. This is a relatively long lesson (about 2 hours), but I keep it the same price as that of the first lesson "Color Theory". After you go through this class, you will gain a much better understanding and experience of using concepts like hue, chroma, value, and color space in your painting. The last part of the class is a painting demo for you. You will know how to match colors. If you have used my "color picker" app recently, you will find this class gives you the rational base of the reason I develop the app. Now you can systematically manage your colors during your painting practices. Please take advantage of my teaching about color and be a better painter in no time.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

"On A Street in San Miguel" 24 x 30

I have just finished this large painting. If you have seen my recent Youtube video on "how to use an app to painting", then you saw this painting on the background. I have not done many large paintings. I really want to my painting to show the "painterly" quality. This goal is not easy to achieve for large paintings. I mainly used knifes to paint this one. I must say the newly developed app is really a big help for me to get my color accuracy quickly. It gives me more confidence of doing more large paintings in the future.

Monday, July 20, 2020

How to use an app to paint

I made a Youtube video showing how to use an app to paint. Please click: to see the video. Let me know what you think.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

"Demo at Plein Air Live"

I did a virtual demo on "Plein Air Live". The purpose of this demo was to show how I use a "Color Picker" app to guide my color mixing accurately and efficiently. This app is free and it available on my website. Please check: Currently, this app runs only on my website. We are working on the downloadable version now, and hope soon you can download it from the App Store, and Android Store. I hope our effort may make your painting progress a little faster.

Monday, July 13, 2020

"Color Theory" DVD is ready

In order to satisfy the request of artist friends who do not actively pursue the development of technology (I think they are smarter), I start to provide my color course in DVD format. Now it is ready for purchasing. Please visit: to order. Thanks.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

"Computer Aided Color Matching Method" Demo

You probably have already known that I will do a demo for "Plein Air Live". The topic of my demo will be "landscape painting from a photo", but I would like to use this opportunity to share with you my newly developed techniques during this pandemic isolation time. I think I have had figured out all the color issues. I have published my online color course and generate apps for you to use. In this demo, I will specifically share one app, which will guide you to mix color accurately. If you are interested in my demo and demos from many other superb artists, please sign up by clicking the link:

Thursday, July 9, 2020

My class in truly on-line now

Finally, my online color course, Part 1, "Color Theory" is truly online now. I am using the online teaching platform "Udemy" to carry this course. If you concern your computer may not have enough storage to actually download my class, or you don't have a computer (you have only an iPad, or a smart phone), this is your option of accessing to my teaching. I am glad I have passed the learning curve, and want to thank my son Jonathan Huang for making this approach viable. If you are interested in taking this class online, please visit: This is my new endeavor on the journey of art and art education. If you see any issues, I appreciate you letting me know. I will try my best to help you. Thanks.

Monday, July 6, 2020

"APPs for Painters"

I have been collaborating with two software engineers, and we have started to make APPs for artists. Please visit: to see what I have. At this moment, all the apps are related to the information I go through in my recent "Color Theory" class. If you have downloaded this class, you receive a zip file. There are 4 files in it. To attend my class, you only need 2 files: the video file, and the pdf. The other 2 files are the "color conversion" table and "color map" app. They run on Mac only. So that is problem for PC users. Now the problem has been solved. these 2 files can be replaced by the apps on the webpage now. So both PC and Mac user can access them.

I am working continuously to make the DVD and online version of the "Color Theory" class available as soon as possible. I am sorry for the delay, They will come soon. Well, at least you have the downloadable version now. If you want to download, go to:

Thursday, July 2, 2020

"Plein Air Live"

I am happy for being invited to demo for the "Plein Air Live" A Global Virtual Experience on July 15 - 18, 2020.  If you are interested in participating this virtual event, please check: I was planning to attend the Plein Air Convention in Santa Fe. Unfortunately that event has been canceled. "Plein Air Live" is a good alternative. I hope see you via a computer screen.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

“Rigorous Color System for Artists, Part 1: Color Theory"

I am very happy to announce that my color course "Rigorous Color System for Artists" begins to get its fruition. The first class of the course is "Color Theory". It is available now. If you are interested in this class, please visit: Now you can download the video and my presentation notes. and study on your computer at your convenient time. The true online version is currently under evaluation by the online teaching platform "Udemy". It will be available very soon. I am also working on the DVD version of this class. it will be ready soon as well.

For a long time, I feel art education is lack of formality. Art has been taught casually. I want to use this course to resume art teaching in an academic manner. I hope all of you can benefit from my teaching and heal this wounded world.