September 20: Grays

Next week we will converse about grays. Desaturated colors are such fun to play with.
I will combine complementary sets of grays as well as mixing with black and whites. Let’s notice the difference temperatures of the grays and talk about how we would use warm and cool grays in our paintings.



Final call for the Gouache workshop. I am excited: some of you are already signed up. This will be a fun day. rowaytonarts.org/workshop


I look forward to seeing you next Wednesday.

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Substitute Teacher in AM

The amazing Denise Minnerly will be stepping in for me tomorrow to teach class.
http://www.deniseminnerly.com/

She has kindly offered to help guide each of you through your painting process. I will reserve the “Gray” lecture for our next class. I regret this inconvenience. I am joining my husband in the city at an important doctor’s appointment. Happy painting and enjoy Denise-She is wonderful. Prof. Lori

Wednesday Class: September 13

Let’s talk about Grays in this week’s demo.

Neutral hues that have been desaturated, are wonderful to play with. Learning to mix grays is a fun process. Grays, tones and neutrals are important on their own and they are very important when placed next to more pure colors. Artists can create art with a sense of harmony when balancing both neutrals and vivid hues. Each complements the other. Each makes the other shine.



The gouache workshop is in a two weeks.
Gouache Studies: Journaling is on Saturday, September 23.
An option for this workshop is to use a limited palette of grays, black and white.

If you want to “try” gouache without the expense of buying paints, I will provide black and white for the workshop. (remember to bring all other supplies necessary-including some brushes). This is a fun medium. I hope you’ll come out to play.


Enjoy this gorgeous weekend! See you soon.

Event Worth noting

This post is from Ginger-networker extraordinaire.

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (August 14, 2017)—The Fairfield University Art Museum presents a new exhibition, Richard Lytle: A Retrospective,on view from Friday, September 15, 2017, through Saturday, February 3, 2018, in the museum’s Walsh Gallery in the Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University.
An opening reception, free and open to the public, will take place on Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm.
A gallery talk on the exhibition with artist Richard Lytle and Fairfield University Associate Professor of Visual & Performing Arts Suzanne Chamlin, will take place on Wednesday, September 19 at 5 p.m. in the Walsh Gallery. A talk entitled Drawing Into Sculpture, on the sculptural reliefs in the Tully Dining Commons of the Barone Campus Center, will be given by Adjunct Professor of Studio Art Michael Donovan on October 18 at 5 p.m.
The museum’s Walsh Gallery is located in the Quick Center for the Arts on the campus of Fairfield University, 200 Barlow Road, Fairfield, Conn. It is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. when classes are in session. Admission is free. Please consult the museum website for details at https://www.fairfield.edu/museum/.
Register for these free events at fuam.eventbrite.com.

For information go to:
https://www.fairfield.edu/lassochannel/press/pr_index/index.lasso?id=4622

Supplies Sale Alert

I’ve told you guys about this store in Bridgeport. I like their vibe a lot. Golden Brand is on sale and !!!! Williamsburg Oils are on sale!!!!
Artist Craftman is located on Main Street. It is friendly and well stocked. http://www.artistcraftsman.com/

I’m sure Jerry’s will be having sales too. Their pricing is great as school opens.
http://www.jerrysartarama.com/


Color Confidence begins anew on Wednesday, Sept. 6.
I look forward to continued exploration of color theory, history and mixing. Contact RAC to register. And link to Class Info on this site for details on the September class. Scroll down on the posting to get a feel for the lessons.


Workshop Offer
Gouache Studies: Journaling
Please link to the workshop page on this blog to consider the gouache workshop in September. Nothing is cast in stone yet but the outline is there to provide you with an idea of what the session will cover and how the day will run.

See you in September. Class starts Sept. 6

Color Confidence begins anew on Wednesday, Sept. 6.
I look forward to continued exploration of color theory, history and mixing. Contact RAC to register. And link to Class Info on this site for details on the September class. Scroll down on the posting to get a feel for the lessons.


Workshop Offer
Gouache Studies: Journaling
Please link to the workshop page on this blog to consider the gouache workshop in September. Nothing is cast in stone yet but the outline is there to provide you with an idea of what the session will cover and how the day will run.


Private lessons are always an option: you receive focused attention on just what you need to learn. You use my paints and equipment which makes life so easy; no lugging gear up the stairs. In my studio, I can allow for two students for a semi-private lesson as well. If this suits your fancy, email me for rates and available schedule. Lori Loh


Enjoy the remainder of summer. London was wonderful and full of art viewing.

Greens: Demo Day Recap

We explored greens and refreshed our memories on blues this week.
The class handouts give you a fun bit of information on some of the earliest greens used-originally for the dye industries and then paint studios. We all know the theory of how Napoleon died with so much arsenic in his blood! Take a moment to read the fun facts.


Exploring harmonies, mixing, and matching with greens and blues.


Thanks my July students. It was fun to share with you.

Make-up class. Event tonight and September class

August 2, is the make-up class for Color Confidence.
Class will run as normal.


September 6 begins the new session. Contact Rowayton Arts Center for details and pricing. There are a few slight changes this term.


There is an opening tonight in Darien that could be of interest to you. A pal of mine is showing a nice selection of work in Darien. See below:

This from Karen Vogel:
Please join me at the Opening Reception
Thursday , July 27th 6:00-8:00pm
New Canaan Library
151 Main St
New Canaan, CT 06840
I have a lot to say about social cohesion, how it unravels, comes together, is stretched in a way that challenges communication. Using methods that convey a continual process
of exploration of the ever-changing visual language whose cohesion expands and contracts over time.
NEW WORK AVAILABLE: karenvogelstudio.com


Receiving for the new RAC show is next week if you are inclined to enter into the Brush Works Show.


Art of the Northeast is open at Silvermine. Artist Talk on Aug 8. I cannot attend due to travel but the talks are always wonderful. I highly recommend the event.


 

Blues to Greens-cool subject

Hi students, this week’s mixing demo and topic

includes a refresher on blues with the addition of greens. I’ve been digging around for fun factoids on greens to share and histories to reveal.

I’ve also been organizing with RAC director extraordinaire, Suzy Aubrey, and we are working on the fall 2017 class arrangement. As it stands now, we are leaving the Color Confidence class as a 10-1:00 class. The session will cost a slight bit less. I will teach from 10-12. The studio will remain available for painting till 1:00. So the arrangement is a slightly lesser exposure to me (:) that might be a good thing, and a full session of studio time. I am due at NCC in the early afternoon and need some set up time for that packed college theory class. I hope many of you will stay the course, take advantage of a little discount and remain focused on your art. So plan on Wednesdays, Color Confidence, at the usual time, 10-1:00.


I’ve mentioned this link before. I am subscribed to WinsorNewton. I like their short but always sweet tutorials. I recommend you subscribe as well. Their demo’s are in watercolor, oils and gouache. If you scroll around on the site you will find great topics to explore on pigments and paints. The article below is re: proper cleaning of brushes. I loved the safflower oil tip for oil painters!!! I have used safflower oil when cleaning up after print making sessions but never as a type of temporary brush depository. I found that to be very handy information.

http://www.winsornewton.com/na/masterclass-video-brush-cleaning?utm_campaign=NA_MASTERCLASS_VIDEO_41&utm_source=emailCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=

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The Link page on this site is where I deposit random but relevant  links that I find along the way. Pour some coffee on a Sunday morning and take a look at a few.  Links

The “all about white” lesson is great. I am often asked questions on which whites to paint with and why. And why use a transparent white or opaque white.

Ok, time for swimming in the lake with the family. See you on Wednesday for coooool blues and greens play.

July 12. Wednesday: RED

I’m digging through my paints to find REDS. The demo this week is covering this dynamic hue. A primary hue that packs an emotional and psychological punch in the palette. It is also the foundation for most if not all flesh tones and in keeping with our recent holiday, it is of the good ‘ol RED, WHITE AND BLUE patriotic chord of colors.
Rose madder, alizarin, cadmium, rose, napthol, and red ocre are a few reds we will talk about. And the mixing demo will be on matching browns. Buy a brown bosc pear if you think you might like to follow up in class and practice with a small study on mixing reds to browns.
As always, this blog has demo’s on the so cleverly named DEMO page; one is on painting pears in acrylics.

See you on Wednesday July students.