Thursday, September 13, 2012

Figure Color Study

Figure Color Study
8" x 6"  Oil
$75.00 + $10. s/h


I did this color study the other day while visiting Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia.  I sat in on a class that my sister, Natalie Italiano, was teaching.  The color class teaches seeing the light hitting the figure (or form) and how that light changes the local color;  making strong color statements; and constantly comparing one color mass to surrounding color masses.  Some of the points about color:  color masses are painted in in relationship to the masses next to  them;  learn to see color by looking at color relationships;  in a color study start with the brightest, easiest to see color.

I've been painting this week in my sister's studio and will post some of the pictures soon.    

10 comments:

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

What a fun life you have! This is a wonderful composition and the colors are delicious.

Marie Theron said...

A lovely color study, Pam! It is wonderful that you know where to stop when you paint.....less is certainly more. The mood is well captured!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Nice work, Pam! And how awesome to know your sister also paints. It does tend to be a genetic thing, I think. Hope you are enjoying PA.

Pam Holnback said...

Debbi, Thank you! Yes, visiting family is great! Especially a sister who paints!

Thanks so much Marie. The great thing about these studies is to just put down the color, compare to the masses next to it, adjust, and you're done!

Sherry, Thank you. We have a great time together, no matter where we are!

Debbie Shapiro said...

Hi Pam, I love your color study figure Pam. Happy painting and traveling! Debbie

Karen Bruson said...

Nice job. Good exercise.

hmuxo said...

A great color study, Pam and to sit in on Natalie's class!!! I'm jealous! You did a beautiful job on this!!

Pam Holnback said...

Debbie, thank you! so glad you found my blog and it was great to see you the other day!

Thank you Karen. Yes,. those are such great studies and lessons

Hilda. Thank you! You're right!! I was so lucky to get to sit in on two of her classes!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

fabulous color study and I loved reading what you wrote. Thanks.
How neat to have a sister who paints...and who does it so well

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Julie. Yes, she is a great painter!! Just wish she didn't live so far away!