Date: Friday, September 29, 2023
Time: 2:00-3:30PM Pacific Time/5:00-6:30 PM Eastern Time/10:00-11:30 PM London Time
Medium: All – instructor demo will be done in oil
Paul Cezanne: When the colour achieves richness, the form attains its fullness also.
We see three dimensional forms through light- the way the light bounces off the surface informs us about its shape.
Colour can be lightened or darkened using white or black pigment but then the intensity of the colour itself is lost. Instead we can look at using colour itself to create form and structure on the canvas.
“Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.”
Colour relationships render the fundamental nature and connectedness of what Cezanne saw and felt. We will look at mixing colour, how we can intensify or lower the intensity of the hue. How we can control the relationships across the painting, and how you can explore and understand the mixing of the different colours which will enable you to further develop your own paintings.
This demo will be in oil paint. We will discuss the use of colour, and Sarah will paint from a still-life set up to demonstrate different mixes and how they can work together within a composition.
Sarah Spackman is a contemporary figurative artist particularly well known for her still life oil paintings. She works from a studio in Oxford that was once a punt building workshop. Strength of drawing and the delicate and subtle use of colour are two of the main qualities recognised in her work. Her practise focuses on the principle that good drawing is the basis of good painting and that colour should be used to enhance the organisation and definition of observed space and form. Sarah works in a considered way, with close observation. Her paintings are quiet in their presence but nonetheless powerful and engaging to the viewer. These are paintings that take a close look at things around us, take the object out of the ordinary and make the viewer look again.
Sarah trained at Byam Shaw School of Art, London and graduated from Camberwell School of art in 1981. She was elected as a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 2019, and a member of the Small Paintings Group in 2021. Sarah’s work is in many private collections world wide as well as the collection of the Allied Irish Bank. Her work has also been selected for the Jerwood Drawing Competition , the NEAC, the ROI, the RBA and the Discerning Eye Exhibitions. Sarah exhibits regularly with several galleries throughout the UK. sarahspackman.com
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