Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


Light in the Landscape and Afternoon Sail,daily painting by Evergldes artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

Afternoon Sail, 2011, Jo-Ann Sanborn
acrylic on board, 2011

Aren't we so fortunate to live in Florida this time of year?  We can take an afternoon sail, while those up north are shoveling snow.  Love it!

We're having a great time in the Color Mixing Class.  The class has made color wheels, color triangles, and individual color charts.  They've investigated limited palettes, and been amazed by the range of colors they can create. They've found colors they love and colors they really don't want on their palettes. 

They've learned to make color charts, they've learned about color values and made value balls in black and white and in color.  Something about color temperature, too.  They've learned that a color is different in light and in shade, how to tone down a color and how to compliment it.  Some ah-ha moments, too.

Next month I'll be teaching a class on Light in the Landscape.  We'll learn how light acts on the landscape, how it moves around forms in the landscape, and investigate the light at different times of day and in different atmospheric conditions. 

It's a three-hour class and we'll have to work from photos since there's not enough time to get outside to paint.  I know this is no substitute for looking at the actual landscape, but you can start getting ready by being more aware of the light in preparation for class.

If you'd like to learn along with us, you can sign up here.  "Love is in the Air" today, so see you at ArtWalk tonight.


sailing florida said...

I love how the strokes give it a breezy afternoon feel. When I'm not in Florida for some reason, I want this hanging in my room.

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

Thanks, Sailing! I sailed much more in New England than in Florida but think it one of the very most delightful things to do. Let me know if you'd like to purchase "Afternoon Sail" It's small enough for suitcase or a sail boat!

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