Colour in Nature (10) – Eamon Colman
November 4 - November 6| €370
Artist: Eamon Colman
Course Date: 4th – 6th November 2024
Medium: Acrylic, pigment and gouache paint
Participants: Maximum 8
Course level: All levels welcome
Course Cost: €370
Eamon Colman (b. Dublin 1957) is a member of Aosdána (Academy of Creative Arts in Ireland) since 2007 in recognition of his major contribution to Irish culture. His career spans from 1979, presenting over 40 solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. He has held two major mid-term retrospectives of his work: Panorama: A Review at The Strule Arts Center, Omagh, NI in 2013 curated by Terry Sweeney and Post Cards Home at The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, IRE in 1996 curated by Ciaran MacGonigal and Josephine Kelliher. He won First Prize Painting – Eigse (2001) and First Prize Painting – EVA (1989). He is represented by Solomon Fine Art, Balfe Street, Dublin 2 where he held his latest solo show in February 2020 and is preparing another for 2024.
The aim of this three-day workshop is to develop individual colour recipes inspired by and applicable to the landscape around us, to create a sample repertoire of tonal glazing techniques that will be developed into larger works. Using Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours as a foundation, we will explore his tonal colour applications in the natural environment. We will explore the colour pallet by working with the layering of complementary and contrasting colours to create tonal ranges applicable to the selected natural item – looking at how both natural and artificial light changes and affects this tonal range. Working from the sample index, glazing and tonal techniques will be put into practice through the creation of a [still life / nature] composition.
During the workshop, I will discuss the mix of traditional techniques and their contemporary application within my art practice – using pigment and milk/water based paints – through demonstrations, examples and group work, time will be given to work with each participant individually.
* The course takes place in Artform modern light-filled seaside studio with 24hr access for each visiting artist, and runs from 11am to 5pm on the first day and from 10am to 4pm on the subsequent days. On request, Artform offers artist accommodation options. Details on art materials will be provided after signing up to the course.