Warm Cool Light Source Woman Portrait Oil Painting by Mike Malm

Balancing Warm & Cool Light Sources

We've had many courses talking about warm and cool light, but in this course you're going to have to juggle both at once! Challenge yourself to paint this intricately lit scene with two opposing light sources: one warm and one cool. To prepare for this, Michael explains the nuances of light with a simple back-lit sphere exercise. Then, we'll do a quick color study to practice simplifying the information in a work. After laying the groundwork, this tricky lighting situation becomes much less intimidating, and we're confident you can construct a wonderful piece for your own studio! ( 3+ hours)
  • Michael Malm

  • Advanced

Meet your instructor

Michael Malm

Michael lives in the beautiful Cache Valley of northern Utah with his wife, Juanita, and their four children. The surrounding rural communities and setting provide backdrops for his figure paintings and inspiration for his landscapes. His serious study began under Del Parson at Dixie College where he completed his associate’s degree. He then went on to Southern Utah University where he had the opportunity to study with Perry Stewart, and completed his formal education at Utah State University where he received a Master of Fine Arts Degree studying under Glen Edwards. Workshops have also played an important part of his development studying with such master painters as Richard Schmid, Burton Silverman, Daniel Gerhartz, Quang Ho, Ron Hicks, Michael Workman, and Jim Norton.

More course by Michael

Try these next