August 25, 2017
In early October I will be teaching a color class in Swansea, Wales at the Swansea Print Workshop. I am thrilled to have the opportunity present my application of color theory to both painters and printmakers. Understanding how overlaying pigments, both transparent and opaque, are effected by the underlying layers of color is important not only for many painters, but also for printmakers who must pre-visualize the effects of how the plates are inked and the color choices made for each layer that goes through the press.
Before I add a layer of color I ask myself where I would find the new color on a color wheel: which primary hue will it be closest to; to what degree does it contain the other two primaries? The answer to the second question will determine how it will neutralize all of the other colors that already exist in the painting (or the print). The key is in understanding the beauty and power of neutralized hues when created with intention.
I am looking forward to the input and feedback from the printmakers who will be attending the workshop. We will all learn a great deal from one another.