Colour Society June Event — Navigating Colour Space with Dr Jean Pretorius

Navigating Colour Space: Colour Mixing of Artist's Paints

Jean Pretorius, Ph. D. (Cambridge)
Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Dear NSW Colour Society Members and friends,
I am very pleased to announce an exciting lecture on computer modelling of colour mixing in artists’ paints by Dr Jean Pretorius, followed by a live demonstration of how we apply the concept of colour space to colour mixing in oil paints by myself, for our June meeting.
We would love for our members to bring a friend along to this event and introduce them to what the Colour Society has to offer.
Looking forward to seeing you there,
Best Regards,
David Briggs
Chairperson NSW

Colour Society NSW Event

Navigating Colour Space: Colour Mixing of Artist's Paints

Jean Pretorius, Ph. D. (Cambridge)
Wednesday 10 June, 2015


Screenshot of the program PaintTutor by Jean Pretorius

Jean Pretorius is a Sydney-based artist with a Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics from Cambridge (UK). He worked in mathematical finance and investment from 1993 until 2007, when his interests turned to art, culminating in three years of full time study at Julian Ashton Art School from 2010 - 2012, where he received several major prizes and awards for drawing and painting. He is keenly interested in colour theory and in 2011 published an app called PaintTutor to demonstrate paint mixing to beginner painters.
Modern colour theory makes constant use of concepts of colour space as a framework for colour problems of all kinds, including colour mixing in paints. Jean will present an illustrated lecture on some brilliant computer programs that can be used to illustrate colour mixing in artists’ paints as three-dimensional paths through colour space, and, in the case of his own program, PaintTutor, to calculate quantities of actual paints needed to match colours selected from image files. After Jean’s lecture chairperson David Briggs will present a live demonstration of colour mixing in oil paints to show how artists use the conceptual framework of colour space to efficiently mix colours on the palette.

Albion Centre, Ground Floor, 349 Crown Street
(corner of Albion and Crown Streets), Surry Hills.

Call Natasha Newman on the night if you need directions - 0402 958590

Street parking only

Wednesday 10th June, 6.30pm for 7.00pm start
Light refreshments will be available.

Pre-booking essential - CLICK HERE TO BOOK
CSA Members:  $30.00
Non Members:  $40.00
Students:  $15.00
by 5pm Friday 5th June 2015

What's On

Besides our exciting June event, don’t miss Light Show, featuring works from the 1960s to the present day by major international artists. Ranging from atmospheric installations to sculptures that you can move around and even through, Light Show invites you to experience the spatial and sensory effects of light.  Currently showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art after a sell-out season in London, Light Show will be open late every night during Vivid Sydney (22 May – 8 Jun).

Image credit: Carlos Cruz-Diez Chromosaturation 1965-2013, Installation view Dynamo.
Thank you!
The Colour Society would like to thank everyone who participated in the recent survey, which has provided valuable information for CSA moving forward. We are pleased to announce the lucky winner of the 1000 piece
CMYK Colour Puzzle is Max Laguzza.
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