THIS IS A FOUR DAY WORKSHOP SPREAD OVER TWO WEEKENDS
This workshop focusses primarily on the joys of colour, and is designed to help students through the process of making the most of a limited palette.
Each student will bring along their own subject matter and have their own individual still life set up. This allows us to address the fundamentals of composition through an arrangement of simple, clean shapes, whilst paying particular attention to complementary colour schemes.
For speed and ease, the drawing will be executed in charcoal using the “sight-size” drawing technique. As the class is only two weekends, it is highly recommended to avoid such things as patterned ceramics, multi coloured objects, decorative fabrics and anything that will deteriorate over the two weeks.
We will address the painting process focusses on turning the form through attention to value, edges, chroma and paint application. There will be a formal demonstration of how to arrange your palette (and why a limited colour palette is recommended). Colour theory also includes an explanation of the importance of chroma, as well as opaque versus transparent pigments.
Whilst these principles will be addressed through a still life painting, it is a process that can be applied to all genres of painting - portraiture, landscape and figurative work.
Although our time is short, students can look forward to completing a charming fully rendered painting of approximately 25 x 35 cm. Some oil painting experience is preferred, but beginners are also encouraged to join us. A materials list will be supplied upon enrolment.
Pomegranate with Ladle - Andrea J Smith