Catharine Gill Focus on Color

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 9:30am to 2:30pm
Location: 
Barn Beach Reserve, 347 Division Street, Leavenworth, WA

Focus on Color

We will learn to notice the trees, the light, and how there is color change on the trunks and foliage relative to the light direction and time of day.  An artist can use this information to create a lively, harmonious and colorful painting in the mixed media of watercolor and pastel pencil that will have visual movement and creative energy. We will start outside with drawings, and then move into the studio for the paintings. 

 

Instructor will demonstrate and discuss color mixing in watercolor, and the use of complements and color changes.

 

Registration : 

contact programs@wentacheeriverinstitute.org or call 509 548-0181 ext. 4

Course Fee: 
85
About the Speaker

Life as an artist continues to be exciting, challenging, sometimes balanced and always fun. My energies all go into finding new ways to be creative in doing my artwork, teaching and marketing. My work space is my studio in the Georgetown area of Seattle. It is also all the many places that I go to paint and teach workshops. Working on location has a real depth of experience that expands my skills and my mind. My outdoor studio ranges from the park near my house, to the industrial area of Seattle where my studio is located, to the Cascade Mountains, which are less than an hour drive from my home. It also extends to China, Montana, Portland, Oregon and Italy. But it could also be out the car window.

 

I enjoy working on location. I like what happens with the ideas that are generated when I am out there. New shapes and marks and ideas develop. I might start in the fall standing in front of a forest and painting orange trees, but wind up realizing it is a refuge, that the small animals are starting to hunker down to survive, and the painting then becomes about safe places in hard times.