WITH CATHERINE KEHOE
Five weekly meetings.
I do not believe in things; I believe only in their relationship. For things to exist, there must first come into being a relationship between you and the things, or between the things themselves.
— Georges Braque
In this still-life workshop, participants will build and light their own setups, and have a full week between meetings to explore a series of exercises. Time lends depth to the painted image and frees us to pare down to the essential. The exercises include:
• Mapping the relationships between objects and the rectangle, using a specific drawing method.
• Exploring different limited palettes to discover the nature of a few paint colors at a time, in terms of opacity, transparency, and relative tinting strength.
• Shape will be central to our approach. Reducing the motif to10-15 shapes will bring the focus on color mixing and accurate value structure.
• Adjusting the colors in a multiple-pass painting to keep up with the way appearances can change from day to day.
Medium: oil paint
We will meet on Zoom and share work on an online platform