Keying Your Painting Palette | February 21
Painters often characterize a painting as
- High key if it uses a narrowly defined high value range of colors
- Medium key if the values span a wide range with mid-values dominant
- Low key if the painting employs a narrow span of primarily low-value colors
In effect, high key paintings convey a sense of lightness or dreaminess to the viewer; medium key paintings make up the majority of plein air paintings and many portraits and convey a basic mood of optimism; and low key paintings are usually fairly somber in mood. In this course the student will be able to convey mood by employing the appropriate palette of colors and, in addition, be encouraged to experiment in transposition of a key, i.e., change from one key to another.
The course will be of interest to all painters in oils, acrylic, and watercolor/gouache. All skill levels welcome. Materials List.
Instructor: Tom Martino
Mondays, 5 weeks
February 21 – March 21
1 – 3:30pm
Member $145/Non-Member $160