Wednesday, May 7, 2014

NOTAN AND GAMUTS_practical help for every painter…and FUN!

I just finished teaching a workshop in Marble Falls, Texas, for the Highland Arts Guild Gallery.  We covered how to use the Notan principle to improve composition and color.  I, also, spent some of the time to get into some instruction on how to use color gamuts to help insure beautiful color harmony.  It was a lot to cover, but a very talented and willing group, so we had a lot of fun and some great results. 

Here are two of my paintings that illustrate my results using notan and gamut.  I enjoy teaching this because, no matter what level you're at, understanding the concepts will give an almost automatic elevation of painting results, and a great source of experimentation for the long run.

©Jimmy Longacre 2014
11X14 oil on canvas panel

©Jimmy Longacre 2014
11X14 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings


1 comment:

  1. your paintings are so inspiring and look so effortlessly done ! I only wish I was able to attend once of your workshops , unfortunately Im in South Africa so thats impossible and i will have to be content with your wonderful blog ! thanks for all the great advice ! Karin