with Louise Corke
Understanding how colour and temperature of light can transform a painting as voiced through pastel
There is a lot more than just light and dark tones to think of when we consider how light affects the subjects upon which it falls. This class will explore the colour and temperature of light as it falls across the subject matter. Over the week we will observe and assess through experimentation some very fascinating results that extend even beyond colour and temperature. Pastel is the perfect medium to express the light effects that we shall observe. We will explore how to best represent the light through a variety of pastel application techniques. Suitable for beginners to advanced.
For me the making of art is a direct emotional response to my experiences. The dance I perform on the painting surface is pure gestural expression. I marry my heart to my hand and together they speak visual music. Sometimes the beauty, the colours and the light play are overwhelming and I am forced to blurt the information onto the surface in quick strokes saying just enough about how I am feeling towards my subject rather than telling what my subject looks like. At other times I linger and drink in all that I perceive and gently caress the painting surface with delicate information out of pure respect and amazement. The dance on the surface is always unique, rhythmic yes, but not contrived. It has to be genuine, it has to express my inner most responses, and it has to be mine and mine alone. Though I dance alone I dance for others to enjoy so they too can palpate the emotions of the visual music.
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