Johnnie Liliedahl

Johnnie Liliedahl: Understanding Color


Video Length: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
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You will learn, simply by observation, what a color is by its generic definition and what colors are necessary to mix it. Instructions will be included that will show you how to mix any color you desire. You will never again have to buy browns, greens, or other earth colors.

The included video insert page provides study exercises that, if performed, will make you color-savvy and provide you with an invaluable color reference that you can use for the remainder of your painting career. 

In Europe and in the United States, in the days of the great art academies, students spent an entire semester-long class doing nothing but painting color swatches. Learning every possible color combination, and every possible shade, was so fundamental to art that the masters at the academies dedicated time to focus solely on the importance of color. On this video, you will learn what a color is, and you’ll discover how colors relate to each other. Viewers explore every aspect of color theory and its real world application as Johnnie Liliedahl covers color in great depth.


Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Barbara H Smenner

Just learned that all of the studies that I have had with other great artists, This study just came to me a lot easier. I am getting my paints together so I can do a color chart., which I had to do in the beginning of my studies, but i need a refresher. I can't wait to pick a favorite palette and compare my paintings in the past with what I have learned today. I am certainly going to order the CD. I love the inexpensive offer. I also like John Pototschnik. I have allready ordered the book Limited Palette. In fact I have enjoyeed everyone in the video series.. I am stuck to the screen. Thank you so very much. . Smenner

Leslie Galloway
Very informative and well done

I think I learned more about color - specifically pigment , in this video than I did in six years of art school. If you struggle with color this video will really help you feel much more confident in choosing and mixing colors.


This is truly a wonderful video. It has really helped me understand color and made a difference in all my paintings. I had the pleasure of taking classes with Johnnie and she is a master artist and great instructor. I learned a lot from all her classes and videos and I plan to add more of her videos to my collection.