Part 1: The morning session
The session begins with Ian Murphy’s introduction to colour, and like all his workshops he will illustrate how he delivers his theories, and knowledge of materials to student groups, and how he encourages them to annotate the information to add to their working journals.
Colour, and understanding how colour based art products work are integral to this introduction, as everyone has prior knowledge, and usually a preference to colour materials; Ian Murphy illustrates how teachers and students can build on, and start to experiment, with this growing knowledge of colour.
Every great painting needs a really exciting base – so the priority in the first part of the morning session is to prepare all our paper surfaces with delicate base layers.
Basically, the more base surfaces that we can make at the beginning, the more potential exciting layers we can add during the day. ‘Every surface provides an opportunity’ – and Ian Murphy’s philosophy is to encourage students to just ‘Have a go, and see what happens’– he feels this is best approach to development studies.
Inspired by Colour and Surface Texture in the Landscape
Understanding the aesthetics of colour and surface texture – Local colour