Instructor: Erin Raedeke
Saturday and Sunday, October 26 and 27th
10am - 5pm
Everything needs its complement. In a painting, intense saturated colors ring more clearly when they are juxtaposed with a world of beautiful neutrals. In fact, most of our visual world is composed of colors in the neutral range, all of which lean towards a particular chroma on the color spectrum. Intense color is more rare in the real world than we think. Yet mixing neutral colors is a baffling process to many painting students.
This workshop will focus specifically on arriving at beautiful neutral color mixtures in response to a more monochromatic still life. How do we get to these rich, nuanced chromatic grays, and what hue family do they each push towards? How do we move towards ‘mud’ but still hold on to the color? How does proximity and context help us to see the color subtleties and contrasts in the neutrals we mix? How far can we stretch a palette that is fairly limited? All of these questions will be addressed in this weekend workshop.
Who is this workshop for: This workshop is best for those with some basic painting skills who struggle with attaining nuanced and responsive neutral colors, and the important role they play in painting.