A colour challenge

colour view

Yesterday Urban Sketchers London ran a ‘colour challenge’ art activity which I had devised.  As a consequence of the pandemic, the group cannot meet and sketch.  So this was an activity for people to do at home but post on line.  The task was to choose a subject each individual could sketch safely, such as a view from a window, balcony or garden, prepare three different coloured backgrounds in any chosen medium, and paint or draw quick colour studies in different colour palettes.  The colours were not intended to be realistic representations of the colour of the scene, but to give a different mood or effect.  As you can see above, I painted in my garden a group of pots and a ceramic sculpture, with studies based on quinacridone gold, terracotta, and cobalt blue.  Here, below, are the three colour sketches:img399 (2)

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