Color Theory Meets Pigment Reality with Bruce Garrity
Drawing is feeling. Color an act of reason. - Pierre Bonnard
Color is perhaps the most misunderstood and confusing element of painting for people. This workshop will focus on color’s theoretical underpinnings —how it works and why it works— and how to apply these principles when faced with the reality of painting with artist's pigments.
Key elements of understanding and mixing color effectively will be covered, and include:
- Optical light and its relation to color
- The elements of of color: hue, value, saturation, and temperature
- The color wheel and color relationships
- Understanding pigment (paint) colors
- The value scale (light & dark)
- Color temperature and using a warm/cool palette
- Using color saturation and neutralized color
- Mixing chromatic grays
- Seeing color changes caused by light and surrounding colors
- Creating specific color palettes
This workshop will include a tour of Bruce Garrity's Cerulean Collective Exhibition, on view March 15 - April 9.
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Saturday, April 1, 2023
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Register by: March 24
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Bruce Garrity is a member of the Cerulean Arts Collective. His landscape, figure and still life paintings are poetic explorations of pictorial inventions and equivalents for visual experience, developed from perceptual drawing and painting, memory, and the experience of history and art history. He was an adjunct instructor at Rutgers Camden for over 25 years, and also taught at Stockton University, the University of Delaware, DCAD, and Rowan University.