Locating the dark path through

Finding my way through a jumble of forms by locating the dark path through the whole. These are some flowers in a jar.

Less interested in describing flowers, more interested in seeing and finding light/ dark relationships. The dark path is often something I look to find at the outset.

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Using a photo reference

I prefer to sketch these days from life, but I thought it might be useful to post something about how I think in paint using a photo ref.

I usually get a few lines down to see  what I am looking at and to figure out what it is about this that I really want. This is important. I’m not trying to record the whole thing, but, rather, I’m selecting out bits I like best and the things I think I might be able to best get a hold of in paint. I think Margaret said this about painting, when we were teaching; that unlike the photograph itself, a painting is not a democratic record of a thing or event.

With that in mind, I zeroed in on the cosmos and and zinnia and let the rest of it go.

Also, because I am an oil painter, I usually go in there and get the darks first. This isn’t what watercolour painters usually do. They lay in the lights first. I like to know where my darks are and how the thing is going to be anchored and this is also my oil training. Also in this little sketch the darks are mostly abstract shape and I just love that.

Okay out the door again!

 

You’re so invited: sampler Art Class with Elizabeth this summer:)

I am teaching a little bit of everything for a week this summer in a beautiful part of the world. Here’s the little ad I made this morning to post.

This will be a lot of fun. We’re going to let loose with lots of different kinds of art making materials and we’ll have a figure model for two of the days which, of course, is just heaven.

In addition to the course, I’m counting on some pretty good swimming up in Haliburton as well great spots for more painting outside of class hours!

So here’s the  ad:

Are you interested drawing and painting but not so sure where to begin?
Here’s a great course to try a little bit of everything for a week in glorious Haliburton this summer!
All levels of art experience are welcome☺

Click here to register

or

TEL: (705) 457-1680
TFN: 1-866-353-6464
FAX: (705) 457-2255

This is a great drawing and painting sampler course suited to all abilities. In an easy, relaxed classroom atmosphere you will create artworks using a variety of mediums such as pencil, watercolour, acrylics and soft pastels. Each day, using the step-by-step instruction style, a new medium, technique, colour theory, composition or design element will be introduced. The basic elements and principles of art will be incorporated into the lessons. In addition to creating artworks using the step-by-step method, you will be given an opportunity each day to create your own artwork using the newly introduced technique and design element in the ‘artist choice’ time slot.

Section:41

Start:Monday June 27, 2016
Ends:Friday July 01, 2016
Instructor:Elizabeth HutchinsonProfile

Location:

Length:47.5 hours
Day/ Time:Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (9:00am – 4:30pm)
Price:$340.58 (Canadian dollars)
Note:There will be a $50 material fee payable to the instructor.

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informal watercolour sketch classes available this summer

I’m offering eight informal watercolour sketch classes this summer in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Below are the dates and spots still available. Please email me at:  elizabethann10025@yahoo.com for more information and to register.

Here’s a link to a video to see a little bit of my painting process.

Thanks,

Elizabeth

8 Informal watercolour sketch classes


Dates:

Wednesday June 24, 9:30-11:30am

3 spots

Wednesday July 1, 9:30-11:30am

full

Wednesday July 8, 9:30-11:30am

full

wait list (1)

Wednesday July 15, 9:30-11:30am

full

Wednesday July 22, 9:30-11:30am

full

Wednesday July 29, 9:30-11:30am

full

Wednesday August 5, 9:30-11:30am

2 spots

Wednesday August 12, 9:30-11:00am

full