Opening Nov. 8

Opening: NCC Art Gallery East
RECYCLE / REPURPOSE

Vincent Dion
Joseph Fucigna
Constance Old
Margaret Roleke
Donna Sharrett
Suzan Shutan

November 6, 2017 to January 11, 2018
Artists’ Talk and Reception
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
6:00 to 7:30 pm
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm


And a new book on color is worth a look.
https://hyperallergic.com/408841/the-curious-histories-of-colors-from-beige-to-heliotrope/

The Curious Histories of Colors, from Beige to Heliotrope

These stories about the origins of hues makes for a colorful read.

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Next class: Oct 11

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.


GLAZING TIPS
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/

October 4. Glazing-the how-to’s and why’s

Our demo discussion on Oct. 4 will be on glazing.

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.

The blues in Vermeer’s works were glazed over gray underpainting.

Gouache Workshop Pix

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.

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.

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.