Painting – experiments with colour

Marlborough members had a quick tour of colour theory, looking at what colour does to us and what we can do with colour. Next session they were set a brain teaser – paint a landscape with three colours maximum, and NO MIXING. They were experimenting with how colours interact and how they could construct a picture with colour alone. 
The group, usually like starlings, worked in near silence. As one member said, ‘I thought this abstract stuff was simple but it’s so, so difficult’. 
And another ‘I remember that picture you showed and how the artist made it come alive – look it works!’
The results are impressive – the first attempt by most to tackle a problem like this – and shows the vast choice there is in presenting a view out of the same window.