Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Orange

The last few days I've been trying to get back into a groove of painting. With studio construction back underway and various other projects I'm working on, painting has taken a lower position on my priority list. Building momentum always takes time, and can be frustrating. I flailed around for a while, and then decided to go back to something that feels reasonably comfortable.

As a workshop assignment I often do my Complementary Colors exercise. Here are a couple of  examples, which are 10"x10":


Achieving as much variety as I can within one color is a great exercise, and it helps me focus. So I decided to play with orange on top of "works in progress" (which means works that have been hanging around, unfinished, for a while and need an injection of drama). The following pieces are 20"x20" on panel:



The colors I've used here are:
  • Vat Orange
  • Pyrrole Orange
  • Transparent Pyrrole Orange
  • Cadumium Orange 
  • Dairilyde Yellow
  • Azo Yellow
  • Hansa Yellow
  • WHITE
Plus Caran d'Ache NeoColorII crayons.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Preview of Working in Black and White

Here is a little video preview of my upcoming online workshop, Working in Black and White.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Working in Black and White

Working in Black and White is opening SOON, and there are still a few spaces available. A six week online class in which we explore everything BUT color.  Read about it here.
Black and White Study #5, 10x10"

Black and White Study #6, 10x10"

Black and White Study #8, 8x8"

student work

Land Line, 12"x12"

Student Work
Working in black and white gives you the opportunity to focus on value relationships, depth, quality of line, edge, scale, arrangement of elements, and other elements and concepts that sometimes get neglected when color is front and center.

Join us for Working in Black and White! Take a look at the supply list too.