About the Course
Let’s make your art come alive with a discovery of hues and colors that “speak” to each other and express your passion for painting.As an artist, you have been introduced to historical color theories, charts, diagrams and more. Color theory, as a science, has evolved over many years and since the introduction of modern pigments broadened our ability to add exciting pigments to our palette. Today we can be more flexible in our choices when creating.
Helen's paintings are devoted to capturing the beauty of the landscape, undefined locations recorded and preserved in memory with the use of photographs and drawings while traveling the Eastern United States. I use the landscape as a metaphor for memory, as it is the power and fragility of memory that provide a sense of self, universally. Texture and color come from the urban and rural South, with its lush vegetation, red clay earth and architecture of its modern cities. Many of the preliminary layers in a painting explore surface in great detail with interest in the smallest of found leaves, rocks, and tiny twigs. The twigs themselves often becoming the instruments of the drawing and painting process.