Saturday, March 27, 2010

Exploring Color Workshop with Lori Putnam

Last weekend I attended Lori Putnam's Exploring Color Workshop in Franklin Tennessee. Lori is a very talented artist with a wealth of knowledge. I've spent years attempting to "paint what I see" and although I still need to work on that, now I have set personal goals to gain knowledge on color relationships, design and composition. This particular workshop concentrated on color relationships only, not composition or drawing or design.

Lori uses a limited palatte, I also use this most of the time.

Lori lecturing and giving us an assignment on color schemes and mood schemes.
Below is my Exploration 1--a painting based on using two colors on the color wheel, without regard for subject. We just picked a spot in the room and painted it using 2 colors. In case you can't tell from this picture, I chose orange and green. The subject is believeable even though you are using colors that you wouldn't normally use--such as a purple apple still reads as an apple--regardless of color.

Below is my exercise on color relationships. Note the pinkish color in the middle is the same on both exercises but appears to be different because of the colors surrounding them.

The next painting is my exercise on schemes and mood schemes. We got to choose from a basket what colors we were to use and to paint from the gray slide (see Lori's pic above for our reference). My painting was based on a "natural" color scheme. I have several of these exercises to do and eventually I want to work through all of them.

I liked Lori's workshop and teaching style so much, I have signed up for her Weekend Warrier Painting Workshop in April.

6 comments:

Paz said...

very interesting. i think it's great that you're able to take these types of workshops that produce wonderful learning experiences. very cool.

paz

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Thanks Paz, I am lucky to live close to so many talented artists. You have a few around you too (lol).

Trotter said...

Hi Rhonda! I see you have been busy with all those workshops around; look forward to seeing some more excellent «experiences»!!

The Mayan ruins of Tulum are at Blogtrotter 2 for you to enjoy. Have a great week!!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Happy Easter! X

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love how you 'married' the cad yellow and red where the orange would be :D

Trotter said...

Hi Rhonda! Everything OK?

Blogtrotter Two is waiting for you in Turkey.... ;)
Enjoy and have a great week!!