Color for Painters November 2019

Saturday, Nov. 2nd & Sunday, Nov. 3rd, 2019

9:00 am—5:00pm

Susan Abbott studio, Marshfield, Vermont

Watercolor and opaque mediums like oil and acrylic are capable of beautiful color, and yet so often paintings can look washed out and muddy. This intensive workshop will help you achieve fresher, more intense color, and strong color compositions, no matter what your subject matter.

We’ll learn how to apply practical color theory to our painting, starting with a color wheel that conceptually organizes your many palette pigments. Then we’ll delve into the power of complements to both create a color composition and expand our ability to mix accurate color, the use of analogous colors in creating strong harmony, and the vital concept of focal point color. From there, we’ll explore the essential role of temperature in painting, and how to use color value to paint more boldly.

This intensive workshop will include demos, fast-paced student exercises in a variety of subjects, and slides of a wide variety of paintings to illustrate key concepts.

Mediums: watercolor, gouache or acrylic. (This class will focus on color rather than technique, so students should have a basic knowledge of their medium.)

Fee: $295. (Includes lunch at Susan’s home, which adjoins her studio.)

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