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This workshop will cover composition, colour, brushwork and depth, with special emphasis on layering light. You will look at how to construct a painting in order to best tell the visual story, how to begin it and methodically work through to a successful conclusion. Following an initial half hour colour demo students will explore the effects of cold and warm tones on light, and how to achieve the illusory effects of distance and light through paint. Throughout the day, Jenny will give individual teaching and advice along with providing notes, and relevant source photographs. This workshop is suitable for beginners and regular painters.
Jenny Aitken is an award-winning painter known for her sparkling seas and coastal light. She lives and works in Derbyshire where she paints light in the landscape, in particular its effect on the coast and sea, though she regularly travels to Cornwall to paint. Through her use of vibrant colour, texture and movement, she tries, she says, to portray ‘the experience of a place’. Her pallet is bold, contrasting strong blues and reds with mellower tones to combine the physical attributes of a landscape with her impressions of light, mood and history. She is one of the winners of the recent Artists & Illustrators Magazine ‘Artist of the Year’ competition, and she exhibits in the Harbour Gallery in Portscatho which represents some of the best contemporary artists in the UK.
All abilities very welcome.
Materials are available to purchase in the Truro Arts shop and you will receive a 10% discount on all supplies on the day of workshop.