|Clean, vivid transparent hues contrasted with
opaque passages of light tints of color are the hallmarks of Annís
expressive oil paintings.
In this video, award-winning artist and
workshop instructor, Ann Templeton demonstrates her unique
style of painting. She begins by explaining the choices
of colors on her palette and the working characteristics of
each. Next she discusses brushes and technique. As
she begins the painting we see and learn her concepts behind
ďabstracting the landscapeĒ. Masses, line direction,
value, intensity, the push and pull of color, brushwork,
surface mixing, and painting mediums are all important
elements that she covers. She also talks about locating
the center of interest and controlling the visual movement by
linking darks, lights, hues and the opacity of paint.
Annís warm and friendly personality is evident as
she leads the viewer through each phase of the painting. Her
creativity is understated but clearly evident as she explains how to
simplify and abstract the landscape.
This video is an excellent example of Annís work and
her process of painting. It is also an invaluable tool for anyone
interesting in learning how to simplify and creatively express the