Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Focus on Colour - oils

Morning Espresso in the Sun 9 x 12"
Today I gave a workshop in my studio about colour for oil painting; it went well.  There is just so much darn info about colour to get a handle on, that there are volumes and volumes written about it. It can be pretty confusing for people learning to paint. Today we tried to break it down a bit.  Thoughts on choosing colour palettes, the colour of shadows, colour matching, mixing and application techniques.  I did this demo of an Italian village street scene.  I was inspired by the colours in the cast shadows, so thought it was a good example for the demo.  We were tired by the end of the day, but got a thorough workout!


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    1. thanks Keith, who doesn't love window boxes, eh?

  2. Hi Sally,

    It sounds wonderful. What a beautiful painting!


    1. Hi Barbara,
      all 3 workshops were fun; a good working buzz filled the studio! thanks!


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