Color moves us, energizes us, makes us feel sad, happy and everything in between. But how do you chose what colors to use in a painting? How can you be sure that your piece will be harmonious, especially when there are hundreds of colors to choose from in soft pastel sets?
This workshop will break down the theories of color and composition into tools that you can use. It focuses on how to think about a painting, simplify a color plan, create a focal area so it stands out, and use color theory to create harmony. It is a hands-on workshop where you wil be working on your own paintings, with a lot of personal time with the instructor to ask questions to help you further understand how to utilize the concepts discussed. Participants should have some experience with soft pastels and bring their own pastel set, bump sticks and kneaded erasers. Students are also encouraged to bring their own photos to use as a reference and inspiration for the painting.
Instructor: Julie Howard (artist's works will be on exhibit in Saulsbury Gallery on 2/10/17 - 3/18/17)
Date: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017