As artist who works in both watercolor and oil, I am always surprised by the ways that working in one of these media can influence the other. The reliance on negative space in watercolor has certainly influenced my ways of seeing things when I am working in oil. The application of dark values first when working in oil, is the same when I am working in watercolor--which is in direct contradiction to the way most traditional watercolorists work. I invite you, as the viewer, to compare and contrast the light, expressively abstract qualities of the watercolor with the rich colors and spatial depth of the oils. If you look closely, you will see that in each case, I am relying on just the right values, colors and efficient brushstrokes to create the illusion of what is there. It's as if little bits of color conspire to join hands and form an image.
Anne Kullaf is a contemporary painter who works in a variety of media. Her paintings utilize the principles of drawing from direct observation combined with efficient brushwork and a limited palette. She is a faculty member of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, and has also taught at the Hunterdon Museum of Art, and the Center for Contemporary Art. In 2014, Ms. Kullaf was Painter-in-Residence at Bryant Park, NYC. She was recently invited to give a lecture and demonstration at the Princeton University Art Museum in conjunction with its exhibition of Great British Drawings on loan from Oxford University's Ashmolean Museum collection. She is represented by the Urban Gallery & Books, Philadelphia. Her work has been featured in museum exhibitions in the US and abroad, and is included in the permanent collections of the US Coast Guard.
June 14th, 6:30pm-8:30pm