Colour is made of millions of other colours. One can get very technical about light and pigments and things, but our job is to simplify your colour world. We play with layers of just a few and create a rich and lively effect over your sketch.
All our classes wherever they are, are adapting the subject of the week to their location. Anna’s Blue Mountains class move from one village to another, just like we do in France. We’re doing similar in Mona Vale. We may be up the creek one week, and at the beach the next. Depends on what we’re looking for and everyone will be doing the same. Our sketchers are seeing the adventure side of travel sketching first hand.
New Sketchers were looking at ‘white tops and sides’ and what colours make the apples or lemons in our still life. This is where you really learn to look into colour and try to observe what goes over what to get the look. We did similar with our trees. So you think the trunk is brown? Look again, and see the ochres, reds and ultramarine. The leaves, well what makes green. Let’s try out a few colours and see what we get. So exciting. Look at the brightness.
General Sketchers were observing sandstone. Rather iconic if you live in Sydney particularly. We started with swatches on our pages, trying out one layer over another, making notes. Such variety and tones. Warms to cools. All obtainable by layering your choice of colours and deciding how much water or pigment.
The wonderful church of St Andrew on Raglan Street was our subject. It’s a great example of the way sandstone can be used. Rather looks like a number of people contributed as there is a huge variety of style in the carved blocks, archways, trims, gargoyles, columns, plinths and much more. Our sketchers needed to choose a section to focus on and let that tell the story.
What an excellent week and we managed all through the heat with hats drinks and determination. Great work everyone.
MANLY. TUESDAY GENERAL. FEBRUARY 7 ’17
MANLY. TUESDAY EVE NEW. FEBRUARY 7 ’17
MANLY. WEDNESDAY NEW. FEBRUARY 8 ’17
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MANLY.THURSDAY AFTERNOON GENERAL. FEBRUARY 9 ’17
MANLY. THURSDAY EVE GENERAL. FEBRUARY 9 ’17
MANLY. FRIDAY NEW SKETCHERS. FEBRUARY 10 ’17
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SYDNEY. FRIDAY THE ROCKS NEW. FEBRUARY 10 ’17
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THURSDAY NEW BLUE MOUNTAINS. FEBRUARY 9 ’17