The Prismatic Palette – The Art Students League

The Prismatic Palette

John A. Varriano

John A. Varriano

Workshop Description

January 25
10:00 am-4:30 pm
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
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This workshop will explore the prismatic qualities of light observed in nature. Students will learn to see light progressions on forms in terms of color temperature as well as value, and how to use a basic artist’s palette to express the full range of the color spectrum. Workshop attendees will learn to mix and match color value, develop color charts and paint studies.

About the Instructor

John A. Varriano is a representational painter. He has exhibited extensively and has won numerous awards, including Best in Show at the UCJF’s Annual Fall for Art Show, 2010 and the National Art League’s Annual Exhibition, 2011, the Sanford Grumbacher Gold Medal, the Alfred and Mary Crimi Award, and the Giulia Palermo Award at the Audubon Artists Exhibit, NY. In 2006 he was one of twenty artists invited to paint the landscape at the Forbes Trinchera Ranch in Colorado. He was one of twenty artists chosen out of thousands to participate in the International Fine Art Exhibit in Chelsea, 2012, and was selected in 2012 and 2013 for the Hudson Valley Artists Association Annual Exhibition in Old Lyme, CT. Varriano studied at The Art Students League with Frank Mason and Gustav Rehberger. He currently teaches figurative and portrait painting in New Jersey and New York City, and landscape workshops in the Hudson Valley region of NY. He is represented by Mark Gruber Gallery in New Paltz, NY.

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