Snehal Rajeev Page . Carissa (Study) . Oil on canvas . 12 x 9 . 2010
Joseph Dolderer . Fuga . Oil on canvas . 10 x 8 . 2009
Erin McGrath . Blue Bowl . Oil on canvas . 12 x 16 . 2006
Jason Espey . Dione . Oil on canvas . 24 x 18 . 2011
Ning Hu . Kate . Oil on canvas . 20 x 24 . 2009
Jason Espey . I Heart Gourds . Oil on canvas . 12 x 12 . 2010
Snehal Rajeev Page . Kevin . Oil on canvas . 16 x 20 . 2010
Kerry Dunn . Kendal . Oil on canvas . 16 x 20 . 2004
JaFang Lu . Soy Sauce Bottle . Oil on canvas . 12 x 16 . 2004
Ning Hu . Katie . Oil on canvas . 16 x 20 . 2009
Josh Breslin . Color Study with Pitcher . Oil on canvas . 15 x 10 . 2011
Christina Rose . Anthony . Oil on canvas . 20 x 16 . 2010
Natalie Italiano . Onion . Oil on canvas . 14 x 10 . 2003
Snehal Rajeev Page . Still Life . Oil on canvas . 12 x 16 . 2010
Sakiko Shinkai . Color Study . Oil on canvas . 20 x 16 . 2010
Katya Held . Color Study of Fruit and Draperies . Oil on canvas . 16 x 20 . 2009
Christina Rose . Reclining . Oil on canvas . 12 x 9 . 2010
Darren Kingsley . Mark . Oil on canvas . 2004
Alisyn Kuntz . The Grass is Greener . Oil on canvas . 12 x 9 . 2009
JaFang Lu . Andrea . Oil on canvas . 16 x 12 . 2005
Anne Hall . Color Study - Figure . Oil on canvas . 14 x 10 . 2008
Jason Espey . Lemon . Oil on canvas . 9 x 12 . 2010
JaFang Lu . Mark I . Oil on canvas . 16 x 12 . 2004
At Studio Incamminati, artists learn color by learning to see it in the strongest mode possible and learning how to heighten the colors represented on canvas. As in the previous phases, artists start simply and progressively move to greater sophistication of form. Using artificial light on bold colors, the artists get a more complete view of the colors and the impact of color relationships. Just as with Charcoal and Grisaille, artists do hundreds of short color studies of simple objects in strong light, eventually moving to natural light.
To accommodate the full palette of colors so important to Nelson Shanks’ approach, it is critical to understand color as a series of relationships.
Completing one color study after another, building on each exercise. improves the artist’s ability to see color. Color studies of the human figure are augmented by those of still life. As the two exercises overlap, the differences - and similarities - of color become increasingly apparent: Light affects color and colors affect other colors.
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