During the first few weeks of my year one at the Academy, I've seen an abundance of great art - in fellow students' studios, at New York galleries, during class lectures. Lately, I am drawn to art that has a kaleidoscope of color. However, during our first-year painting course we've had to refrain from loading our palettes with a wide range of colors. Small black and white studies currently fill the studios.
At first, when I learned we'd be using limited palettes for the first few weeks of painting, I was less than enthused. For me, not using color is like a baking without butter or sugar — no fun! I also couldn't help but think that our class, full of already highly skilled artists, was above such rudimentary exercises. I was very wrong!
Since we've been painting using a limited palette, I've begun to notice the many artists whose work lies whithin this limited color range. Here are a few I've looked to for inspiration:
|Giorgio Morandi, Still Life|
|Adrian Ghenie, "The Bath"|
|Luc Tuymans, "|
|Dick Frizzel, Wavesong|
Madeleine Hines (MFA 2014) will be blogging here throughout the year about her first year at the Academy and moving to New York City. Check the label "First Year Experience" or "Madeleine Hines" for more posts about her first year at the Academy.