My Color Theory workshop at Saratoga Arts in Saratoga Springs, NY. Ten talented students (some works not shown here, unfortunately!). All worked on analogous color charts and complementary color exercises and then painted a still life. A fun and hard-working group of artists.
I drew the shape of a color wheel and instead of placing colors in the segments I wrote down the names of items I had around the house - kitchenwares and foods. I started with secondary colors of green, violet and orange. I had a head of lettuce and it looked like it could stand up to being painted for a couple of days, the other items followed. Now when I say "What should I paint?", I can look at my chart and think about color combinations with actual objects in mind.
When I haven't painted in a while I like to create color charts. I do this to get back into the painting mindset. Today I created this color wheel based on a warm and cool of the three primary colors. The colors used were a mix of Cadmium Lemon Yellow and Cadmium Yellow Medium, then Cadmium Red Medium, Permanent Rose, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue and White. The outside ring is the primaries, then tints of those colors and then complements of the tints. Generally, color wheels are created with the three primaries that tend not to lean, but I wanted to demonstrate how these colors work together. I like how they work and even their grayed-down complements are beautiful.
A cool find at the flea market, this large, deep blue vase. I thought, how will I paint this dark object? I saw it as a challenge and said "just have fun". There's no point in worrying! Paint shapes and not objects, paint colors while thinking about their values and saturation and make the composition interesting by moving the viewer's eye around the canvas and working those negative spaces into the composition.
If you're interested in learning about these painting concepts and more, you can join me on May 25th at Arlene's Artist Materials in Albany NY. Click on the link below to sign up.
You'll learn how to compose a painting, do a value study, learn paint mixing in order to produce beautiful colors, and how to simplify your brushwork. Demos, painting exercises and one-on-one attention will be provided. You'll be able to create a colorful still life and become a more confident painter in your chosen subject matter.
Oil Painting with Robin Rosenthal
on Saturday, April 27th from 11am to 4pm
$70 per student
Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the Arlene's link above to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your spA supply list will be provided upon registration and supplies are not included in the cost of the workshop.
Please note that our classes are typically held in the lower level of Arlene's. Because access to the lower level is available only by stair, please let us know if using the stairs presents any difficulty for you in advance of the class so we can make alternate arrangements. We want to make sure everyone is able to enjoy and participate in our classes.ace.
Would you like to paint still lifes with clean, colorful brushstrokes and simplified forms? Learn how limited brushstrokes and the concepts of value, intensity and color temperature play a role in creating eye-catching paintings. This workshop will help you become familiar with oil painting whether you are a new painter or have previous experience. Demos, painting exercises and one-on-one attention will be provided. The goal is to help you become familiar with oil paints, create a colorful still life and become a more confident painter. A complete supply list can be found online.
Sunday, March 24: 11am - 4pm
$75 for members / $85 for not-yet members
March 24th, 2019 11:00 AM through 4:00 PM
Saratoga Arts The Arts Center 320 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY12866 United States
The Annual Oakroom Artists Winter Group Exhibition is up and will be open to visitors beginning on January 14th at the Oakroom Gallery space within the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady building on Wendell Avenue. Gallery hours are Mon - Fri from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Our Opening Reception will be held next month on Sunday, February 3. Hope you can make it.
In a place of learning and books, there is no clear path to communication or leadership, much like in our news and government.
I wanted to find a way to visually describe my feeling about what I hear and see in the news. I see people subdued and things chaotic.
I referenced the biblical story of the Tower of Babel. I used a limited value and intensity range, much more than usual and I stacked the boxes so they faced different directions.
This painting may not be successful, but it's my attempt to make a political statement.
This painting and many Oakroom Artists works can be seen in the Annual Oakroom Artists Winter Group Show Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady UUSS
January 13 - February 25, 2019
Reception February 3rd 1:30 - 3:30