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18C326 - On the Horizon - Imposing Order in an Abstract Painting
September 15-16, 2018
Saturday-Sunday, 9am-4pm
Jacqueline Sullivan

18C326 - On the Horizon - Imposing Order in an Abstract Painting

18C326 - On the Horizon - Imposing Order in an Abstract Painting

Imposing order in a chaotic abstract work can often be difficult. In exploring the design of an abstract work, remembering the rule of thirds is always helpful when analyzing our work. Within that rule, there are several techniques we can use to define a horizon line, including ascemic writing, a small grid, painterly lines and more. Whether a low or high horizon line this technique helps to convey a sense of atmosphere and place in abstract works. The horizon line gives us a place to start creating depth with color and tonality. With the addition of a shape or a line we can move our horizon line into a classic cruciform.

We’ll begin our paintings working with Golden fluid acrylics, building our paintings with thin glazes of color. Then we’ll learn some markmaking techniques, using high flow acrylics and fine line applicator tools to define the horizon lines in the painting. We may also explore the use of Pan Pastels and charcoal marks within our compositions. These are great tools for adding a complimentary color or emphasizing tonality. You will receive a lot of individual attention and leave with a painting that is truly your own expression.

Level: Beginner and above

Student Supply List:
- Stretched Canvas or panel board – at least 12” in one direction and no larger than 30” in any direction.
- An assortment of brushes suitable for acrylics to include a 1” flat brush and a round brush size 6 or larger.
- Water container for rinsing brushes – at least 32 oz.

Tuition $240
Materials Fee $15

Meet the Instructor: Jacqueline Sullivan

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