Monday, June 29, 2015

Playing with Colour!

This is Stanley Kurth. The weekend before last I drove down to Phoenix to take part in a workshop he gave and to experience the delights of 120 degrees in the parking lot. The heat was really oppressive outside while we worked in a very comfortable room inside Arizona Central Art Supply and the instructor was fantastic!

I love Stan's work. It's fresh, moody, mysterious, smart, and compelling. This is why I leapt at the opportunity to be there.

These are some of the materials he works with. He implements watercolors, inks, crayons, acrylics, gesso, and anything else he can get his hands on, on various surfaces. For the workshop he used 300lb Arches watercolor paper.

This was his start. He said it was random placement of color over stray wax marks. I was there, I watched him and while I do believe that he does not start out with a plan, he is guided by all those years of creating compositions and evaluating color relationships.

To see Stan's finished work go to  You won't be disappointed.


Unknown said...

As you may remember, I am a 'Stan alum' too and I really enjoyed your blog about the class, think you conveyed the spirit of creativity very well...also appreciated the painting tips you passed along, didn't know that aabout the alcohol but will try it...Melanie Lee

C Tanner Jensen said...

Thanks! I had a great time at the workshop.