Grace A. Flott - Color: Using Memory and Imagination to Manipulate Your Reference (Online); Friday, October 7, 2022

Date: Friday, October 7, 2022
Time: 2:00-3:30PM Pacific Time/5:00-6:30 PM Eastern Time/10:00-11:30 PM London Time
Medium: All

One image or subject can plant the seed for many different paintings. The color and shapes we observe from life give us just one possibility. If we allow our imagination or our memory of what we see into the process, our paintings become more alive and aligned with our unique artist sensibilities. 

In this 1 1/2 hour demo, Grace shares the creative practice she uses to break free from the constraints of observational painting: the color study. Using intuitive approaches to color, she will show us how to make several color studies from one reference photo — one from observation, one from memory, and two from imagination. These quick studies generate different colors of light and become vital resources for creating mood and narrative in a larger painting. Grace will discuss how to use the small studies alongside the original reference image to develop a rich and personal translation of the subject. 

Grace Athena Flott (b. 1990) is a figurative realist painter from Spokane, Washington. Southwest Arts Magazine awarded her First Place in Artistic Excellence in January 2022. Major exhibitions include Figurativas 2021 at the Museum of Modern European Art (MEAM), Barcelona, Spain; Shades of Blue at Equity Gallery, NYC, NY, 2021; and recurring exhibitions at Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA, 2019, 2020, 2021. A finalist in the 2020 BP Portrait Award and Art Renewal Center competitions, her work has appeared in Fine Art Connoisseur, The Artist’s Magazine, Realism Today, Seattle Refined and numerous print and online journals. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and the Juliette Aristides Atelier. Her first solo show Exposure Therapy exhibited in May 2022 at Figure|Ground Gallery in Seattle, WA. Grace has been an artist-in-residence at The Hive (Spokane, WA).

Grace is currently a teaching artist with Terracotta, Gage Academy adult and youth programs (since 2016), AIGA (since 2018), and Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (since 2019), in addition to teaching privately online.

Her work is held in public and private collections internationally.

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About Our Technique Takeaways: 

  • Discover specific art techniques you can ‘take away’  from some of your favorite artists and apply to your own work. This one-and-a-half hour presentation will showcase a process that the artist incorporates in their daily art practice.  Instruction will be through a combination of lecture and demonstration by the artists.
  • If you are unable to attend live over Zoom, you will have access to the recording for 60 days. Technique Takeaways are non-refundable.
  • Once you’ve signed up, you will receive the link to the page where you will find the Zoom link, class recording and other important information for this class. You will also receive an email with the Zoom link the night before the class (don’t forget to check your junk folder).
  • You can also access the class by using the online class group. Find out how to access the class group message board here. 
  • To take part, you will need a Zoom enabled computer OR iPad/smart tablet OR smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.