Thursday & Friday, August 10 & 11
Olga Community Club, Orcas Island, WA
Natty Dred’s Love Nest
We call it “mud” when we get dull mid-tone paintings or our painting go flat and dull, particularly in the dark areas. You can learn how to get vibrant, rich colors by understanding pigment choice – when to use what – the right pigments at the right time (avoiding the wrong time). You will learn how to combine pigment choice with the right amount of water — wet-on-wet for the early stains or dyes, floating on the darker sediments after you have finished your negative painting. You will learn the importance of designing your light shapes, midtones, and darks and the planning you need to execute this design. When you know the answer to Why 4 Blues? you will know how to avoid mud.