Friday, 11 March 2016

Colour as an artist's tool...

So many books have been written about colour from a seemingly huge range of viewpoints it can be difficult to know where to start, let alone trying to bring such a wide range of ideas together. 

Art Circle is approaching this vast subject through observation.  Like any other process available to make visual art, colour has to be seen to be understood.  This week's experiential session set the ball rolling.  We looked at work by Warhol, van Gogh, Hockney & Turner; we discussed how colour can transform the meaning of the work and how limited pallets can make an impact and we experimented with coloured objects and coloured card.  We also began working from a still life.

The work made was incomplete and although I wasn't going to include them, the group has moved on so they are below too with some of resources we used plus Itten's colour wheel. 

[complimentary colours are opposite:  red - green, blue - orange; yellow - purple]

Wednesday, 11 - 12.30, Lytham Library
Thursday, 11 - 12.30 St Annes Library

all abilities welcome
Farbkreis [colour sphere] by Johannes Itten (1961)
Andy Warhol:  Marilyn Diptych
David Hockney:  "A Bigger Splash" 

JMW Turner:  "Norham Castle, Sunrise"

Vincent van Gogh:  "Wheatfield under Thunder Clounds"



Elizabeth Anne





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