Anders Zorn: Palette & Painting Methods
Thursdays 3 – 24 February 2022
Morning Class 10am-12pm
Duration: 4 Weeks / 2-Hour Class Each Week
Format: Live Online Zoom Course
Anders Zorn (1860-1920) was a Swedish painter and is renowned for his depictions of nude female figures and portraits. He is often referred to as the “Swedish Impressionist.”
Zorn’s painting style is marked by soft edges and loose brushwork, making his figures and portraits appear to dissolve into their surroundings. In many of his paintings, he used an extremely limited palette, which became known as the “Zorn Palette.” This palette is taught at many art schools, and has proven to be a very effective means of teaching student painters about colour theory, mixing, and palette organisation.
This 4-week course introduces you to Zorn’s painting style and studio practices. Capturing the energy and vitality of his paintings with vivid colours and expressive painterly brushwork will be one of the main goals, as well as creating smooth transitions of tone and soft loose edges.
I never spent much time thinking about others’ art. I felt that if I wanted to become something, then I had to go after nature with all my interest and energy, seek what I loved about it, and desire to steal its secret and beauty.
– Anders Zorn (1860-1920)
Please see further details including materials list (under “Requirements’) in the sections below.