Instructor: Nancy Tilles: see website: http://www.pbgfl.com/content/76/1304/3059/default.aspx
How adding vibrant color can transform a painting
Featuring the work of Charles Bieser
Charles brought this beautiful unfinished night time painting of two ships to my class and asked me to critique it. Although the painting was a great representation of a night time scene, I felt it could be made more exciting by the addition of vibrant color.
Originally the scene, was painted in subtle variations of grays. There was very little in the way of temperature change. By altering the sky and including both warm and cool colors, the painting gained more depth. Adding the orange tones to the water really brightened it up.
This painting is a work in progress. The ships, themselves, will be undergoing changes, both in detail and color. I also suggested that Charles add some warm color to the ships themselves. Since the ships are backlit, the warm color should not be overwhelming but the use of a bit more warmth and definition will only enhance the beauty of his painting. I am looking forward to seeing the completed painting!
I asked Charles to write a few word about his painting.
"I think I'll entitle the night scene "In Homage to Howard Sprague". Howard Sprague was a turn-
I started to paint about eight years ago (discounting art class from Ruth Herr in elementary school), taking classes from Linda McVey and Rita Butros at the Community Center, Gary Katz at the Lighthouse Center and Dennis Aufery at Armory Arts. There have been others, and I've learned something from all, but I especially appreciate your instruction with color. Your Wednesday morning class is the high point of my week!"
Charles Bieser is in my Wednesday painting class at Palm Beach Gardens Community Center. There are two more classes left for this session on both Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you would like to join the class at this time, you are welcome to drop in!
The new session begins in mid January on Tuesday, January 14th and/or Wednesday, January 15th. Classes are taught once a week in the morning at 9:30 am -
Days: Choice of Tuesdays or Wednesdays (once a week)
Time: 9:30 am -
To register for classes call 561-
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