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19th-20th October: Colour and Light workshop for Bermuda Plein Air

  • Bermuda Arts Centre Dockyards, Bermuda (map)

Accurate and sensitive colour perception is the key to capturing a sense of light in a painting.

Each location has its own unique atmosphere. Developing your ability to recognise subtle qualities in the temperature of the light and its effect on the local colours of stone, water and foliage in the landscape are the keys to successfully conveying a sense of place and atmosphere in your paintings.

By learning to accurately observe and reliably match the colours you perceive in a scene it is possible to, communicate the feeling of the place very effectively, small details and idiosyncrasies become less important, if we can get the big colour relationships correct they will do a lot of the work in explaining the time of day and the shape of the land for us, leaving the painter free to enjoy the more creative elements of the process such as brushwork, surface quality, rhythm, line and harmony.

In this plein air workshop we will begin with some colour theory and fundamental principles. Building from these we will learn a reliable three step process for identifying and matching colours accurately. Then we will employ our new skills in a series of exercises and colour studies painted on location with the goal of capturing the unique sense of light and colour in each subject.

Painters in all media and with all levels of experience are welcome.

Booking through Bermuda Arts Centre $300 per person