Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Limited Palette Workshop at the Calgary School of Art

Harmony in Limited Palette
16 x12
Last week I had the good fortune to attend Ignat Ignatov's portrait workshop at the Scottsdale Artists School in Arizona.  It was incredible and I learned an amazing amount.  I'll be posting a blog about it within the next week, so please check back.

One of the things that we did in the workshop was to paint a portrait in a limited palette and that's what I'll be teaching in my upcoming workshop.

Painting the Portrait in Limited Palette will be a one-day workshop held on  Friday, February 15 at the Calgary School of Art.  The cost is $100 and the hours are from 10am to 4pm.

We'll be using the Zorn palette which consists of cad. red light, yellow ochre, ivory black and white.  It's a muted, but elegant selection of colours that can be used to paint most anything.  It can easily create mud because it's entirely opaque, but, with a careful and logical approach, it can also create stunning paintings.   Using limited colour means that you get instant colour harmony and can spend your painting time working on composition, values, temperatures and brushwork.

If you'd like to register for the workshop, please contact the Calgary School of Art.

I hope to see you there!

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