Colour is something I love and it is an essential part of my art practice. On Saturday, 11th March I held a workshop on this important topic at Lennox Arts Collective. Nine lively ladies attended and really worked hard to achieve their aims to better understand colour, the colour wheel, complementary colours and just how many hues

Colour workshop introduction - my tools
Colour workshop introduction – my tools
Workshop in progress
Workshop in progress
Workshop in progress
Workshop in progress

there are in nature.

We started with the basics, the primaries and everyone had a go at producing their own reference wheel using their own paints. We discussed the use of colour in creating emotion in an artwork and also in its use in interior design. Each person was given a eucalyptus leaf and asked to see what hues they could find and reproduce in that simple object. Lily found twenty six in her leaf!

Mesmerising eucalyptus leaf by Lyn
Mesmerising eucalyptus leaf by Lyn
Fauve impression of a leaf
Fauve impression of a leaf
Cool colour wheel and leaf colours
Cool colour wheel and leaf colours
Warm colour wheel and 26 colours in a leaf!
Warm colour wheel and 26 colours in a leaf!

We also discussed the use of cool and warm colours and how they interact and produce illusions of distance and space and how just a touch of a complementary can make the work ‘pop’. It was a wonderful day and I was so impressed with how hard the participants worked and how well they worked together to help one another. Thank you creative ladies. I was fairly tired myself by the finish and enjoyed heartily my glass or two of wine at the end of the day!

Categories: Workshops

2 Comments

Colour, glorious colour art workshop

  1. I enjoyed every moment Christine & hope to be a regular at your workshops. Thank you very much for a great day!

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