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Painting Demo & Lecture Series: Focus on Color

A live painting demonstration exploring the various ways of using color to bring a sense of light and atmosphere to your paintings!

Painting Demo & Lecture Series: Focus on Color
Painting Demo & Lecture Series: Focus on Color

Time & Location

Feb 10, 2024, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

MADE Gallery, 45 Church St, Lambertville, NJ 08530, USA

About The Event

Matt DeProspero leads this 3 hour painting demonstration and discussion exploring some of the essential building blocks that make a successful painting. 

Color is one of the basic elements in art but can also be one of its most complex, considering the vast array of pigments available to painters today. Some artists become overwhelmed with the endless color choices and have a hard time knowing how or where to start. We will examine various limited color palettes and mixing techniques to give your paintings more complexity and depth. We'll discuss utilizing warm and cool color relationships, as well as using complementary pigments to tone down and mute colors without simply adding black or earth tones, which can take the life out of a painting. If you've ever wanted to achieve a sense of light and atmosphere in your paintings without getting muddy or chalky colors, then this workshop is for you.

Small class size allows for open discussion and participation from students. Painting reference photos will be shared so that students may work on their own version and receive personalized feedback after the session.

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