Colour is the life of a painting. In this virtual course you will learn all about the relationship between colours, its psychological and physical characteristics, as well as learn practical mixing principles. The historical background of colour theory, attributes of colour such as values, chroma, hue and colour harmony will be discussed. Through practical exercises and demonstrations you will learn how to create colour schemes and to successfully employ them in abstract and representational artwork in any media. Artists of any medium are welcome, including those who work with oil, acrylic and pastel.
We will begin by discussing the origins of colours and their evolution. Then we will discuss the old masters ways of painting using “values” and a limited palette. A demonstration will be given followed by an assignment for students.
Class will begin by reviewing assignments, and then move onto primary colours as well as basic colour value charts. A new demonstration and assignment will be given.
After reviewing the previous assignments, we will learn about colour triangles in addition to warm and cool colours. Students will then paint an object after a demonstration.
A demonstration will be given about colour harmony, complimentary colours, and how to neutralize colour.
A demonstration will be given about flesh colours and how to create them.
CLASS MATERIALS LIST:
For Oil Paints: large tube of Titanium white, Ivory black, Yellow ochre, Cadmium yellow, Cadmium red, Alizarin crimson, Cobalt blue , Ultramarine blue (optional: Transparent oxide red or burnt Sienna, Manganese blue, Cadmium yellow light or lemon yellow, Viridian)
For Acrylic Paints: large tube of Titanium white, Ivory black, Yellow ochre, Cadmium yellow, Cadmium red, Alizarin crimson, Cobalt blue, Ultramarine blue
Andrew Judd is a professional illustrator and art director. An award winning graduate from the Ontario College of Art, he has exhibited in Vienna, Prague, London, Santa Fe, Montreal and Toronto. Andrew had a unique opportunity to learn the traditions of the Art Students League of New York while working for his first employer, William Biddle. Sharing this information with others in private, classroom, and workshop settings has been an important component of his own personal growth as an artist and teacher. Years of working in the business have taught him how critical the fundamentals of good drawing, value relationships and color are to the success of an image. Painting outdoors, in cafes, or working in the comfort of a studio, Andrew believes a simple, orderly, and knowledgeable working process contribute to the success of good art. Andrew’s illustrations are represented by Masterfile, and his original paintings and drawings are available through Westmount Gallery in Toronto. You can see his work at www.andrewjudd.com