Chery Baird - Color Theory

Color Theory Painting Workshop
Instructor: Chery Baird
e-mail: (only check about once a week) 770-448-5000 - please call if you have any questions


  • One pint matte (preferred) or gloss medium (not gel medium)
  • Scissors
  • 3 large rolls (1/2 in. or 3/4 in. x 60 yds) 3M drafting tape
  • 6 pieces 13 in. square Crescent Hot Press illustration board #200 weight or equivalent - already cut and ready at Binder's
  • 18 in. straightedge - see-thru ( ruler) or T-square
  • 12 x 16 - disposable high sheen palette (for acrylic paint not oil or alkyd - (Canson or Strathmore poly-coated paper, don’t get one with a hole)
  • Old cloth to wipe brushes on - cloth is better than paper towels
  • 1/2 in. brush - soft - synthetic (bristles should be about a 1/2 inch long also), you may also get a small pointed brush if you wish
  • Pencil

PAINT: 2 oz. tubes

  • cadmium yellow light
  • yellow oxide or yellow ochre
  • mars black
  • ultramarine blue - red shade or french ultramarine blue
  • thalo blue or pthalo blue - green shade
  • Quinacridone Crimson by Liquitex or Quinacra Red by Utrecht only or thalo crimson by Grumbacher
  • cadmium red light
  • napthol crimson
  • thalo green or pthalo green - blue shade
  • dioxzine purple
  • titanium white - a large tube (do not buy liquitex basic)
  • hookers green
  • raw sienna
  • thio violet by Grumbacher

I recommend Liquitex, Grumbacher, Golden or Utrecht, they all make clear colors.