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Ginny Elston - Colour in Action - Getting to Grips with Colour in Oils

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Moray Art Centre

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This weekend workshop will explore the use of colour in oil painting. The tutor, Ginny Elston, is an experienced artist and educator,

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This two-day workshop will enable students to confidently approach colour in wet-on-wet oil painting, through completing a series of colourful paintings from a studio set up. The workshop will be structured around short painting practices that relate to colour mixing, theory and paint application.

Though some prior painting experience is preferred, it is not essential.

All necessary materials will be provided and light lunches and refreshments will be available. Please notify us at time of booking if you have any dietary requirements.

The Course

Through the deep observation and careful response to colours, we can make sense of the ways we can use oil paint to approach colour. Students will be shown the importance of asserting a colour’s tone, hue, temperature and saturation in relation to those around it when building up a painting.

The morning of the first day will begin with looking at images relating to colour theory and inspiring still life paintings by a select group of artists, such as Josef Albers, Paula Modersohn Becker, Henri Matisse and Natalia Goncharova. We’ll then have a group colour mixing session, where the basics on preparing a palette, introductions to colours, basic colour theories and information about the paints we are using will be demonstrated. Students will create small colour studies of the set up throughout the day, and begin an underpainting of a larger canvas using complementary colours.

The second day will consist in building on our paintings from the day before, returning to the original colours of our set up. This will build on the complementary colour practice from the day before, and will enable students to build up a resolved colour study. There will be a final critique and summing up of the workshop at the end of the day.

The Tutor

Ginny Elston is a Scottish artist and educator, whose interests lie in the languages of painting, drawing and printmaking, as well as installation art. Following her undergraduate BA Hons in Art History and French, she went on to study painting for 3 years at the Leith School of Art in Edinburgh. She began her teaching career there in 2013, and has since worked for the Edinburgh Drawing School, the Edinburgh International Festival and was Foundation Course Leader at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, China from 2018 -2019. She was Artist in Residence at the Edinburgh Academy during 2013 – 2014, and received her MFA in Fine Art and Humanities at DJCAD, Dundee in 2016. Her work is held in national and international collections, and she has exhibited in the UK, Norway, China and the USA.

More information about Ginny can be found on her websites:

www.ginnyelston.com; www.ginnyelston.blogspot.co.uk

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Payment is due at time of booking. We reserve the right to cancel bookings where we have not received payment within 14 days of the booking being made.

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