Last month I posted about the online workshop I'm currently taking part in - Nancy Hillis Studio Journey. Well the most recent exercises I've been doing have been based around colour mixing.
Exercise One - Russet Play
Choose 2 secondary colours and mix with white and black. I chose purple and orange which I have learnt make the fabulous colour RUSSET. I then create some studies in my sketch book by playing with the colours I'd mixed.
See my painting process build around each picture above and in the movie below.
Exercise Two - Zorn Palette
Named after an artist called Zorn who painted with just red, yellow, black and white and all the combinations between them. I mixed yellow with red (2:1;1:1;1:2) red with black (same ratios) black with yellow (same ratios) then add white equally to all. Finish by adding in the 'missing' third colour (red in the black and yellow mix/ black in the red and yellow mix etc). Then I had some fun playing with the new colours I'd created. See timelapse below.
I painted on canvas roll taped to large boards with emulsion and acrylic paint using a squeegee, water spray, paint pens, sponges, various stencils and of course my hands.
The original paintings will be stretched onto canvas bars and varnished for exhibitions and sale in galleries, and I believe that wherever they are hung their colours and their message will continue to sing over those around them. If you or your church would like to invest in purchasing my large original worship paintings they are £1500 each (for which I offer a payment in instalments plan). This is an example of one prepared for hanging that now lives in someone's lounge.
Live art on the street
Interactive Prophetic Art
Created with Creative Imaginations
Working in a Series
The UK’s newest theme based biennial art award has a top prize of £10,000 and this year’s awards will be held at London’s prestigious gallery@oxo located on the busy South Bank Riverside.
The exhibition theme is:
Where is God in our 21st century world?
"In each act of kindness, each spark of inspiration, every expression of forgiveness - God is in the detail.
In our creativity, in unexpected provision, the symmetries of nature – God is in the detail.
The smile of a stranger, giggles of a toddler, the beauty of birdsong – God is in the detail.
The design of your fingerprint, the intricacies that hold the universe in perfect balance – God is in the detail.
He is all around, in each moment, waiting for us to see him in the detail."
My picture was called 'Take my hand' and was inspired by one of their favourite songs 'Right to be Loved' by Song Academy. I started painting the picture on stage in their assembly, projected onto the screen with all 450 of them singing along! I worked on the picture all morning as classes took turns to take a closer look and I invited each child to draw a circle round the edge. Here is the video (using a different song for copyright reasons).
- I am happy you came because you made the entrance hall look wonderful!
- They are all stunning and beautiful, when I first saw them I was amazed, I can't believe you came to our school!
- Thank you for coming, you have really inspired me to start painting. My favourite one is 'live out loud' because it is extremely colourful.
- I can see circles that are different like us.
- I think it is happy, I think of rainbows!
Meet the Artist
I gave them the titles of Happy, Love, Peace, Kindness, Excited, Thankful & Hope, and they decided which colours, shapes, lines and marks would suit their theme.
1. pencil lines & squirting paint 2. squeegees & handprints 3. sticker stencils with sponges
4. shape prints 5. sticker stencils with sponges 6. pencil lines & squirting paint
Links to these are on the school website side menu bar here.
Once completed the painting will be displayed in an exhibition of my work in the school entrance hall and I will edit a video of it's creation for the classes to use. The week will include a 'meet the artist' session where I will take my materials to each class, discuss my approach and answer their questions, and an 'artist workshop' where each child will contribute to one of 7 large collaborative pieces created with me using my techniques and concepts.
I have created a sheet of ideas for teachers to develop the themes of my work in a variety of curriculum subjects throughout the week (from poetry, to dance, history to maths and science). The week will conclude with a school exhibition of the work the children produce in response to meeting me and my artwork.
Kate Green - abstract artist
Artist In Residence
'Big Live Art' Pieces
Cambridge Open Studios
No Good With Words?!
Timelapse Process Movies
Why Flourish & Fly?