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Art and science have at least one purpose in common: to enrich the human spirit. Ever wonder how Monet’s series Haystacks seems to glow? The Abstract Expressionist’s understanding of light and color has shaped the way both artists and scientists think about color today. We will learn the science behind the work and how to use it in our own through a structured approach. First we will practice using under-painting with warm colors. Subsequently we will learn to mix warm and primary colors to create tertiary colors. Last we will learn how to place equal amounts of equal values of complementary colors to create the illusion of a third color or atmosphere.
Fran Sutherland, a native New Yorker, is a well known painter and teacher in the Hudson Valley. Strongly influenced by Eastern aesthetics, Fran’s creative paintings synthesize both Eastern and Western formats in multi-media works. The chosen media and techniques express personal ideas, which is especially evident in her textural compositions emphasizing oil and acrylic resist techniques.
Many of her works integrate geologic coloration and the play of light and water with local and international sites and architectural structures. Sutherland’s semi-autobiographical paintings continue to be inspired by New York’s Hudson Valley and Arizona’s Santa Rita Mountains.
Read more about Fran’s work in an interview with the artist here.
To see Fran’s work you can visit her website: https://fransutherlandart.com/