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Ann Quinn

Oil Painting weekend with Ann Quinn

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September
11:00 - 4:00pm

Examine colour theory with artist Ann Quinn

"Every painter is like a chef and chooses their own palette of colours. Colour theory is very simple, even the greatest painters used very simple colours but there is a science to using colours, like a mathematical formula." - Ann Quinn

Each section of colours is a theory in itself. Ann will demonstrate the opaque and transparent; warm and cold properties of all the yellows, blues and reds. Of secondary colours she'll focus mainly on greens, and will elaborate on the role of browns. Ann will demonstrate the vibrancy of combining certain colours, and instruct the participants on how, through the use of colours, the viewer's eye unifies the composition. 

Through the use of test strips, each participant will work alongside Ann in her tuition of colour theory. They will also work on their own individual painting, using their own photographs as source material. They should bring to the workshop all the oil colours they have, brushes and a surface to work on such as primed canvas, board or paper. Also a medium such as white spirits, turpentine, sansador, zest it, odourless mineral spirits or 'oil painting medium'. Ann will also provide samples of specialised colours. 

 Ann Quinn received a BA in Fine Art from the National College of Art & Design in 2000. Recent solo shows include Taylor Galleries (2016, 2013), Dock Arts Centre (2013), and Ashford Gallery (2009). Group shows include the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition every year since 2004, Claremorris Open (2015), Galway Arts Centre (2010), Pallas Contemporary Projects (2010, 2009).