Date/Time: Thursday, September 16, 7:00PM, MST
Open to participants in TAG’s Speaker Series
Speaker’s name: Catherine Hearding
Speaker’s website: www.chearding.com
I use a three-step process for my paintings: save the whites and pour light values to tone the paper, add mid-tone large shapes, finish with dark values and smaller shapes for contrast and detail. Most of my paintings start with a poured under-painting of two or three colors over the entire sheet, letting these colors mix freely on the paper and creating wonderful color transitions across the page. Whites are saved before pouring, by using masking fluid or leaving areas dry. The poured wash represents the lightest values in the painting and insures that these colors will be there to add a glow to the finished piece. Each composition is painted as a whole, rather than focusing on sections of the painting separately. Colors used are chosen specifically for each painting and typically, only 3-4 colors are used in each painting, creating beautiful harmony and bright, clean color.
Title of presentation: Colors Matter!
Description of presentation
Have you ever asked the question, “Why do my violets look murky?” or ”How can I make a natural-looking green? This demonstration will focus on how to capture lively color in your paintings. Knowing more about your pigments will help you understand how to mix and use color to create more exciting and interesting paintings. Your choice of color has a big impact on how your paintings turn out. I will be talking about using intentional color and how to simplify your palette.