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Experimenting With Color

A year of access to the course that will help you simplify the complex world of color! Learn how to create dynamic, visually exciting color combinations your eyes will love. Get inspired to explore and experiment with color in your studio! Register now. 

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I'm so excited to invite you to Experimenting With Color! This is a self directed, independent study color course where you'll learn secrets of creating beautiful color palettes.

Throughout the course you'll explore ways to simplify and create potent, powerful paintings with exciting color. Loosen up, play and fuel your creative fire. Take your art into new, astonishing directions by cultivating your ability to experiment. Accelerate your progress as an abstract artist. Start Experimenting With Color TODAY!

Are you painting with aliveness and wonder? Are you cultivating experimentation in your art? Do you long to create your deepest work?

Hi, I'm Dr. Nancy Hillis. I’m an artist, author and Stanford trained psychiatrist and my mission is to guide artists to believe in themselves. 

I've experimented with abstract painting for years. Several years ago I created a television program 'Creativity & Consciousness' where I interviewed artists on their creative process. One of the things I learned is that artists in every genre grapple with fear and self doubt and that the interior landscape affects everything!

I believe that abstract painting is a powerful way of getting at meaning and that art is a mirror that reflects our lives…the canvas reflects back our feelings, moods, interior states, and life.

I've guided thousands of artists in creating their deepest, most alive and meaningful work and I would love to guide you too! 


  • Module 1: Welcome To Experimenting With Color

    Welcome to Experimenting With Color. You'll explore and experiment with mixing color combinations such as secondary, intermediary, and analogous color schemes. You'll learn to simplify your palette as well as learn tips on color contrast that will wow you!

  • Module 2: Tertiary, Complementary & Neutral Colors

    In this module you'll explore an array of color schemes including how to create gorgeous tertiary colors from secondary color mixes. You'll also create an array of neutrals with warm and cool variations using complementary colors. These color palettes can be used to create powerful, harmonious paintings.

  • Module 3: Experimentation, Simplicity & Constraint

    In this module you'll explore the potent practice of simplicity and constraint while experimenting with color. You'll create one and two color palettes and see the power in these. You'll learn how to create a four color/two value palette that my students have found to be a game changer!

  • Module 4: Further Color Experimentation

    In this module you'll learn the secrets of visual contrast using color. You'll see a video where I analyze several paintings in terms of visual contrast and how you can create visual excitement by increasing color contrast. I'll show you ways of working with the middle of the painting and there will be tips and commentary on this process.

  • Module 5: Investigating Color Through Experimentation

    In this module, you'll see me begin a painting starting with color contrast concepts. Through five videos you'll see me complete the painting and I'll give you my thoughts and tips along the way. In particular, commentary from me about staying intuitive through the entire process of creating the painting. In essence, this is about trusting yourself.

  • Module 6: Experimenting With Water & Color

    In this module, you'll see me explore secondary and tertiary colors and water. In this module I'll be adding new material along the journey.

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More About Experimenting With Color

More About Experimenting With Color
Dr. Nancy Hillis guides artists to trust and believe in themselves

Simplify Your Palette & Strengthen Your Paintings

Simplify Your Palette & Strengthen Your Paintings
Experiment & Explore In Your Studio

Experiment, Explore & Find Your Way As Your Paint!

Experiment, Explore & Find Your Way As Your Paint!
Find Your Own True Expression. Trust Yourself. Experiment With Color_Nancy Hillis

Dr. Nancy Hillis

Dr. Nancy Hillis
Being An Artist Is About Exploring The Mystery

Showing Up In The Studio

Showing Up In The Studio
Show Up In Your Studio & Experiment
Exploring The Journey Of Color Experimentation

Begin Experimenting With Color!

Start Experimenting With Color Now! Your investment is only $397!


Saying YES to deep experimentation on your artist’s journey is akin to embarking on a dangerous expedition into the unknown. You yearn for aliveness and meaning and find yourself answering the call of your desire to create your deepest work. The moment you decide to start you're immediately plunged into unknown territory and you face the perils of creating...and yet you persist anyway because your desire to create is greater than your fear. 

One of the most important things for any artist to learn is to trust yourself so that you can allow yourself to take risks, explore and experiment.

Experimentation is at the heart of what being an artist is about. We're not here to replicate others work...we're here to express ourselves...our own voice, vision and truth.


We must trust ourselves

Trusting yourself to find your way as you create and to show yourself and the world what you love.


You can free yourself up to move past fears and self doubt in your painting process and awaken experimentation, playfulness, and risk taking in your work.

Begin your own journey of exploration and experimentation. Begin Experimenting With Color NOW!


As an existential psychiatrist, abstract artist, and creator of ‘Creativity and Consciousness’ television program, I learned that there's one thing that matters more than anything else in your art and that is trusting yourself. To paint freely with expressive aliveness, authenticity, and need one thing above all else.

Self Trust

I'm passionate about guiding artists to trust themselves to paint with meaning, aliveness and wonder.

Imagine feeling freed up to explore and experiment!


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I’m on a mission to guide artists to believe in and trust themselves. I want you to be freed up to experiment, explore, play, take big risks, search and find your way in your painting practice.

In essence, I want you to be able to express YOU

One of the things I've learned is that only through continued exploration will you make your own discoveries…that you must be willing to answer the call and step into the unknown…that there a few secrets to creating art that's alive and full of wonder and mystery…and that...

the most important transformation of all is an inner one.

This is an independent, self directed course that you'll have a year of access to online and after that you can download any materials you like and want to keep forever.

Experimenting With Color

is a self directed course for trusting and granting yourself radical permission to paint with experimentation, exploration, and aliveness.

• You’ll receive access to all 6 modules containing all lessons, reflections, lectures, video demonstrations, actionable steps and guided painting challenges to further develop your art.

• You’ll have access to the modules for a full year. 

Praise for Nancy's teaching

"I'm beginning to understand color composition! This is no small thing. I have a lot of education. I have been able to learn everything I put on my plate. But I just didn't get color. Not only was this frustrating, but my confidence was subject to small winds. Using neutrals to pull a color scheme together is my ticket to ride. Oh, and you shined a light on the why of chroma, neutrals, contrast, and strong value, also big in my thinking." -Bill Lightner, Cape Fear, Wilmington, North Carolina


"My yearning to create on a deeper level and a desire for understanding the principles of making good art were answered beyond expectation. Nancy gives the gift of soul work with intuitive abstract art, moving through fear and into the present moment with joyful experimentation. I now understand the path to my best work, to be able to paint with an expressive aliveness, and am deeply grateful for Nancy's genuine care and individual attention. The content is presented sincerely and simply, and is deeply motivating." -Christine Scurr, Australia


Dr. Nancy Hillis combines a deep professional experience in psychiatry with an intuitive, creative, childlike approach to painting. Magical insights come out of this wonderful mix. Through her own personal art journey, she has thought and lived deeply the process of moving beyond fear. She teaches playful intuitive painting workshops with such heart and enthusiasm that even people who think they can’t paint begin to remember that they can! -Tammy Pittenger, founder of Lighted Life coaching, Santa Cruz, California


1. BONUS Lesson: Color & Value Relationships. Learn to create a gorgeous 2 color, 4 value palette. This is a game changing lesson I teach artists in my live workshops. 

2. Color Secrets of the Pros Workbook

3. Private Facebook community. 


More praise for Nancy's teaching

"As for Nancy: I don't know where to start my praise. I think I will start by saying that you are a marvelous person: it shows through in your teaching. You are full of life, full of love of life, and have a deep understanding of the "other." You are a fantastic teacher, and your lessons are so intelligently put together! I can honestly say to you that this is one of the best workshops I have taken! You not only provided invaluable information, with which you opened doors to a new level in painting, but also you led us through with your encouragement & your belief that we can do it. You made it possible for us to venture in new territory & helped us through it! Thank you! i hope that someday you will have a workshop where we can attend physically!" Vera V. Tchikovani, San Francisco, California


"Nancy's course allowed me to experience for the first time an acceptance and love for my art through my mark making and my own style. Not only did I learn about the fundamentals of creating abstract art, but I learned them in a way that was deeper and easy to understand." Betty Franks Krause, San Jose, California



All the modules will be available for a year. You can go over and over the material as much as you like.

How Do I Start?

You can start by registering for Experimenting With Color online course NOW!


My dream is that you answer ‘Yes’ to the call of your longing to free yourself up. I want you to create the life you are meant to live. I want you to learn to trust yourself so that you can explore and experiment freely in your art and paint with the aliveness that's in YOU.

Experimenting With Color is about experimenting, exploring, and astonishing yourself.


It’s about living the creative life of your dreams, the one you are meant to live.

It's about finally trusting yourself.

Claim your spot in Experimenting With Color. It all begins NOW!

Will you answer YES to your desire to paint with freedom and playfulness? If so, simply click the button below to check out with a secure shopping cart. Once you’ve made your payment, you’ll be redirected to register for the course. You’ll choose a username and password and you’ll receive log in information via email. You'll have immediate access to the course.

Have a question that isn’t covered here? Simply email me at and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

What if this course is not for me? We have a 7 Day Refund policy. If the course is not for you, just email us within 7 days and we'll refund your investment. 


Say YES! to Experimenting With Color. Your Investment is only $397

Register me for Experimenting With Color for the introductory price of only $397!


Start Now. 3 Easy Payments of $147

Get started Experimenting With Color for only 3 Payments of $147.

3 Pay Plan