Eight is Enough: Paintings & Drawings by the Students of Anne Kullaf
Marité & Joe Robinson Strolling Gallery II
September 20, 2015 – January 17, 2016
My teaching style focuses on core concepts and encourages personal expression, creativity, and experimentation among my students. I recently challenged them to create paintings and drawings using a limited palette of only eight colors and a uniform size of 8 x 8 inches. The students represented in this exhibition were enrolled in the eight classes I taught during the Spring 2015 session—Visual Interpretation, Experimenting with Acrylics, Passion for Pastel, Paint It Your Way!, Oil Alla Prima, Fearless Drawing, Watercolor Landscape, and Art of Pastel.
By placing strategic limitations on the student artists the exhibit demonstrates that a palette of strong harmonious colors will result in a cohesive painting. Additionally, the 8 x 8 inch square format unifies the diverse range of styles and subjects presented in the exhibition. By emphasizing the importance of basic drawing and painting concepts, the work proves that an artist can say a great deal with very little.