Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Peachy Pink

Okay, so I say “peachy pink” a lot. I use the term when I try to explain to students how to handle light-value warm color temperature in the landscape. Some of my students in a recent workshop were teasing me about it.

I’m not sure how I came to start saying “peachy pink.” I guess it’s just the easiest way to get across a color that’s between a pink and an orange. And it’s often a go-to color I use when I see a strong highlight on something like a tree trunk. When working from a reference photo, that sort of highlight will often appear white in the photo.  But if you painted it that way, it wouldn’t appear sunlit.

Aspens Reveling in Evening Light, 12x16, oil

This peachy-pink color also works well for sunlit areas of snow. Where the snow is most directly sunlit, I’ll also use a very light-value lemon-yellow on top of my peachy-pink.

Snowshoe Weather, 12x16, pastel

Hopefully the silly memory of hearing “peachy pink” so many times during my workshop will help students remember to carefully consider how to approach those light-value warm areas of the landscape!

Upcoming Workshops:

Cumberland, MD - 1-day Plein Air workshop (all media/demo will be in oil)
June 25, 2017 (Sun)
Part of the Mountain Maryland Plein Air event happening June 19-24.
Contact: Chris Sloan, csloan@alleganyarts.org, 301-777-2787

Bainbridge Island, WA - 3-day PASTEL/OIL workshop (studio & plein air) - 1 SPOT LEFT!
July 19, 20 & 21, 2017 (Wed/Thurs/Fri)
Winslow Art Center
278 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Contact: Martha Jordan, martha@winslowartcenter.com, 206-715-6663

Richmond, IN - 3-day PASTEL/OIL workshop
Aug. 17, 18 & 19, 2017 (Thurs/Fri/Sat)
Richmond Art Museum
350 Hub Etchison Parkway, Richmond, Indiana, 47374
Contact: Lance Crow, lance@richmondartmuseum.org, 765-966-0256
$395/member; $450/non-member

Bend, OR - 3-day PASTEL/OIL workshop
Sept. 23, 24 & 25, 2017 (Sat/Sun/Mon)
SageBrushers Art Society
117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend, OR  97702
Contact: Barbara Jaenicke, barbarajaenicke@msn.com

Landgrove, VT - 4-day PASTEL/OIL workshop (studio with some plein air, weather permitting)
Oct. 16, 17, 18 & 19, 2017 (MonTues/Wed/Thurs)
InView Center for the Arts at the Landgrove Inn
132 Landgrove Road, Landgrove, VT  05148
Contact: Tom Checchia, vtinn@sover.net, 802-824-6673

There's more!!! ... For FULL WORKSHOP SCHEDULE, go to www.barbarajaenicke.com

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