Sunday, March 22, 2009

Use of Expressive Colour and Perspective with oil pastels

A workshop run by Julia Rowlands
Sunday 26th April 10am – 4pm The Institute, Market Place, Padstow PL28 8AL
The use of stunning and vibrant colours by the Expressionist painters, is the inspiration behind the techniques on this course. The oil pastel sketch is used in the field or in the studio from photographs as a preparatory tool for painting because of the unlimited possibilities to experiment with colour. A sketch provides the freedom for bold mark-making and playing with intensive colours.
The day course covers:
• An introduction to the colour wheel and its use.
• Gives the opportunity for all levels to be dynamic with intensive colours. Mixing complementary colours and layering and how effective and simple sweeps of colour can describe elements in our landscape; light and shadow, depth, form and texture.
• A personal exploration of colour and the expressive use of your own colour palette
• A demonstration
Materials to bring:
(Acid free) sketch book, Wetwipes(or similar) to clean hands
Kitchen towel. Please bring your own lunch ( tea and coffee provided)
IMPORTANT the pastels do not wash out of clothes

Julia Rowlands work can be seen at

Cost to CCGG members £15, non members £20

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