Thursday, February 5, 2015

Workshop Day 1

Two Complementary Colors
Work study sketch using only Cadmium Orange and Prussian Blue
and the mix of only them to create all these colors
sketched from a class photo of Susan's on February 5, 2015
9" x 9", Winsor & Newton colors and Uniball waterproof fade-proof ink 
on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper

Susan Abbott Workshop Day One
Outside the Hummingbird Art Center, at Elbow Cay, Abaco Island, Bahamas

Inside the Hummingbird Art Center Susan's workshop is humming.
It was a great class, the whole day sped by, totally engrossing
with Susan's expert relaxed teaching style.

View from our back yard facing the sea.
With a thunderstorm rolling through and rain by noon
it was a good day to work inside.

Working on complementary colors, after traveling to fine art
in museums via Susan's well-articulated informative talk on colors.

"If I only had two colors to travel the world with
I'd take Prussian Blue and Burt Sienna."
-Susan Abbott

Meanwhile it rained outside, though it doesn't look like it
in this view from our back yard it's pouring down rain.
To finish the day, Susan doing her own
two complementary colors painting while we work on ours.

Blue and Orange, the only colors used.

The Hummingbird Art Center's front gate awaiting tomorrow
in complimentary Bahamas Blue raindrops,
complimentary complementary color.

Four Watercolors

Noontime rain
pelting down
drenching wet
in Hope Town
with four square
water drops
of paintings
til it stops.

poem © 2015 Bruce McMillan
not for reuse without permission

1 comment:

Celia Blanco said...

Looks like fun! I'm happy you are enjoying such a wonderful experience and in a beautiful location!