Painting with the Earth Palette
In this intense three day workshop, Lucy MacGillis shares her love for painting and paint, beginning with the creation thereof – mixing raw earth pigments from Italy with linseed oil. Working from life in the landscape, participants learn not only how to create their own paint and mix the colors of the limited earth palette, but are guided in looking closely at the tones they see before them in the landscape. By limiting the range of colors, painters create their own tones and use the relationships of juxtaposing colors to give them more force. With guidance in using the palette knife and earth tones of venetian red, burnt sienna, terra di sienna, yellow ochre, naples yellow, earth green, ultramarine blue, burnt and raw umber, roman black earth, and titanium white, participants work directly from observation of the landscape.
Lucy MacGillis (b.1977, U.S.A.) has been painting in Italy since her graduation from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. Her paintings are represented in private and corporate collections internationally. She shows her work in Europe and the United States and now lives and paints on a hilltop in Umbria with her son Vito.
Wellfleet, Massachusetts at the Blue Heron Gallery
2012 Interview by Larry Groff http://paintingperceptions.com/featured-interviews/interview-with-lucy-macgillis
Lenox, Massachusetts U.S.A.
show of new paintings/works on paper opens
July 7 2018
Lucy also currently shows at Selby Fleetwood Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.