Archive for the ‘color’ Category

See? Mmmmm. Why? ‘K!

Posted by admin on June 20, 2017 in color, new work, painting | No Comments

Process colors: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black. These four dyes are in your home printer, in the printed magazines, flyers, business cards, t-shirts, you name it. Four, just four, colors are distributed on the page in the form of dots which your eye perceives, sending signals to the brain, which mixes the dots into seemingly every […]

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Color Boot Camp

Posted by admin on April 25, 2017 in color, painting | No Comments

This is a re-post from 2014. A new version of this class will be offered soon. Color Boot Camp, which started in January, is in its final weeks. We’ve had a fabulous session with a group of six excellent painters. Choosing just three pure pigments that fall into the red, blue, and yellow categories, each […]

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A Poodle Grayscale, a Fake Historical Site and Other Treasures of the High Desert

Posted by admin on March 16, 2015 in color, light, pattern | No Comments

In Southern California for my show this winter, we took a little detour to the gorgeous Joshua Tree National Park, known for its fabulous boulders and breathtaking scenery, but also for the oddball collection of artists who have made the area around it home. Looking up into the hills, you might spy a little compound  […]

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Color Schemes

Posted by admin on February 27, 2014 in color, painting | No Comments

For our Color Boot Camp final project, each student picked a black-and-white reproduction of a masterwork and imposed their own color scheme on it, repainting the image in the same values with new colors.  Anne chose an analogous color scheme for this Matisse: Red violet, violet, and blue-violet, adjacent colors on the color wheel. The […]

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Colored shadows

Posted by admin on February 19, 2014 in color, light, painting | No Comments

Today in Color Boot Camp class we took a look at the colors of shadows, how the colors of cast shadows are influenced the color of the object casting the shadow, and more dramatically, the light source. Here is a mandarin orange on a pink paper napkin sitting on the table, with light coming from […]

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