Effective Colour in Watercolour Painting with Ian Mackay

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Saturday, February 28, 2015, 10am – 4:30pm
Workshop Fee: $95.00 (includes HST)
Location: Barry Coombs Studio, 224-15 Adrian Avenue, Toronto

Colour is the heart and soul of watercolour painting. It influences our emotions and moods. To give colour its full voice, an artist must have an understanding of the basic theories and techniques of colour mixing. Effective use of colour enhances luminosity, core and cast shadows, and atmospheric brilliance.

If you would like to give your paintings the expressive power of colour harmony then this workshop is for you. Through simple watercolour painting exercises, the workshop participant will learn and apply colour fundamentals and develop skills in mixing secondaries, tertiaries, chromatic grays and blacks. Everyday practical painting challenges will be discussed such as choosing the right colours to mix shadows and harmonizing colour throughout a painting with a focus on backgrounds.

This workshop is designed primarily for watercolourists but will benefit those working in other painting media.

To enroll for this workshop, contact Ian directly at ian@imackay.ca. Directions and a material list will be provided upon enrollment.

Ian Mackay is an oil and watercolour painter and teacher. He is an artist member of the Red Head Gallery, Toronto’s most enduring artist collective and a graduate of OCADU. Ian combines contemporary art issues with traditional processes and techniques. Colour strategies are central to his practice.

Barry Coombs Studio is in the west end of Toronto near Lansdowne and Dupont. Free parking is available at the studio. Unfortunately, the studio is not accessible. There is one flight of stairs.

www.imackay.ca

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