This is my first piece. We painted a simple grisaille of a box which included about 5-7 color notes/shapes. We then started by painting the most easily seen color, which is usually a color in light. In this case the top of the box (in my painting, the top is a little brighter/lighter, I don't usually photograph my paintings indoors.)
Monday, July 6, 2009
Workshop at Studio Incamminati
I am spending the week in Philadelphia taking a color workshop, Color Study: Still Life and Figure Painting for Art Educators, at Studio Incamminati. Color study is a way of learning to see and understand color as the effect of light on form. It was inspired by artist Henry Hensche, and shows us how to see beyond an object’s local color and to understand how light, whether naural or artificial, influences how we see color. Instructor Natalie Italiano (in the above photo) is explaining how to see and paint light and shadow masses as individual colors using painted boxes.