Working with primary colors is the emphasis for the workshop coming up. To prepare, I am working with...you guessed it... red, yellow and blue.
I ran across a Kandinsky painting and realized that he had worked this painting in red, yellow and blue! What serendipity!
The banner concept I started with has now turned around into another form of the squares and circles I was working on earlier this year. But now it is two-d versus three-d, and in color rather than wood solids. KANDINSKY WILL TEACH US! We will not be forging, but copying loosely what he did (see below.)
Pushing the color-- from the vividness Kandinsky enjoyed in his painting of squares, to a more nuanced and delicate collection of transparent squares, using the sensitivity of watercolors to good avail. I love this sort of thing, and have reached a spot where I know my enjoyment of it will be contagious: this is the "sweet spot" for a teacher, I know.
Below: top, three wood blocks with holes, photo from studio;
bottom, reproduction of a painting by Kandinsky.
Coming: variations on these themes by people in hollandART Studio