"Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it". Robert Motherwell
July 18th, 2012
'Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art' Andy Warhol
Thanks to Peter Smith and the team at Gordon Harris for the excellent evening held this week at the Christchurch store. Evan Woodruff who is a great communicator and artist, demonstrated the uses and techniques of the gorgeous Golden products available. Over 50 guests attended the free class and enjoyed the hospitality and information provided. Pop in to the store in Southwark street near CPIT. The staff there are really helpful. Looking forward to the next one on brushes!
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." (Scott Adams)
When you start painting it can be hard to know what colours to buy at the art shops. There are often up to 60 or 70 colours for each manufacturer! Basically you only need a small number of colours to start with and this help the amateur learn how to mix rather than just using straight from the tube. It can be tempting to buy all sorts of colours but at Art Box we recommend that a good choice includes the following: A warm yellow such as cadmium yellow, cool yellow such as lemon, and yellow ochre. Permanent rose, cadmium red. Ultramarine blue and phthalo blue, deep violet and phthalo green. Remember that you are most likely to use white so buy a bigger tube - titanium white is most useful. I try to avoid black and use Paynes grey instead. Try to avoid mixing more than three colours at a time or your results will always turn to mud!