I am enrolled in a ceramics class this term-and am not too great at it. My usual painting class is not held currently at the Rowayton Arts Center. My ceramics class runs through April. I have no classes scheduled at RAc in the near future. Please jump into another rewarding class at RAC. And watch for “Lori Loh” workshops down the line. Gouache: Journaling and Drawing for Painters have both been well attended in the past.
Stay in tough and as always if you need private lessons or critiques, contact me via email.
All the best, Prof. Lori
Hello most talented students of Color Confidence. May I remind you, today and tomorrow are the days to drop your work at the gallery. It is your turn to shine and show off. I’ve seen some wonderful pieces in my class from 2017. I hope to hang some of those masterpieces this week.
Happy New Year. Prof. Lori
This is the piece I am hanging; seems appropriate for the month. Soft Ice/Farm Creek….an oldie but a goody.
MoMA visit. I saw some colorful works ar MoMA over the holiday.
Hyperallergic is a great fine arts link.
It presents a great opportunity to connect to/with the arts world: photography, painting, installation art, sculpture, and graphics. At this time of year they summarize their favorite films and docs pertaining to art. So many of these films are on Netflix or Amazon. If surfing around and in want of something cool, arty and enlightening check out a few of these films. *These are ones I’ve seen and find pretty interesting. The lists are linked below.
And PBS’s ART21 is a totally absorbing series on current internationally recognized working artists. The film crew stays with each artist following their process in the studio-AWESOME AWESOME SERIES. Go to PBS.org and find ART21. Hours of exploration.
Have a lovely holiday season students. Thank you for a wonderful 2017 year full of color exploration. I hope to see many of you return in 2018. Session begins on January 10th. RAC will be happy to register you. Happy New Year. Lori
In class this week, I will demo how to mix flesh tones.
Can you guess which base color we would begin with?
As always, should you prefer to paint, please do so and we will demo quietly at the front of the class, allowing you your studio time.
We have one more class following this week and then we all take a break over the holidays. 🙂 More time to nurse Jimmy back to 100% health.
We have two more session in this class.
Color Confidence will roll through to an addition 8 week session, beginning Nov. 1 and ending Dec. 13. Sign up is possible through RAC immediate: rowaytonarts.org. We have a fun group, I hope you can continue to enjoy, learn and share in my color class.
This week is a full painting session-no demo by moi.
Avoid white in the mixing if glazing over deep hues_whites will “cloud”
Yes, use white in a glaze if you are using a larger pigment load-say, 50/50 for an interesting transparent tint in an abstract work
If you love your brush work and choose not to rework an area, glaze to alter the hues: add saturation, deepen value or mute a hue
Yes you can paint opacity over a glaze and vice versa
Start with a small pigment load and a lot of medium; then glaze in multiple layers for a rich shift
A glazed layer reflects light differently and with an impression of more vibrancy
What worked for Vermeer should be good enough for us!
A good exercise for you to try would be to render an object in black and white and then try glazing on top of that rendering. All previous layers must be dry underneath.
RAC Beer Event is next Friday night. It is a fund-raiser. I will be there with friends and Jimmy. Hope to see you there and consider a donation if you cannot make the event. RAC is such a jewel-we all agree. http://rowaytonarts.org/10100-2/
You can use glazing extensively in acrylics. As well there is an old tradition of using glazes in oils. Vermeer, as well as other painters, used glazing techniques to save money. Paints were so expensive: blue in particular.
Light reflects differently off of a transparent glaze layer verses an opaque layer. The results are wonderful.
Yesterday was a lovely day of learning.
The gouache workshop was well attended and we covered a lot of ground-the pro’s and con’s of working with gouache paint. We all fell in love with the saturated colors. Here are some pix from the day. Thank you students for participating. It’s always fun to share.
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