Session Four of the workshop will be here on:
Monday 30th November at 6PM UK Time (10AM Pacific, 1PM Eastern)
What we’ll be doing
We’ll be taking the subject we started looking at in the last session and doing a colour study.
As in the value session, there will be a lot of emphasis on expression and brush handling, but this time, we’ll be spending more time at the beginning of the session mixing up the colours we’ll need.
We’ll be doing a fresh study for this session, so you’ll need a new panel. It will help you very much of you can have it prepared and ready before we start:
- Cover it with a roughly 50/50 mix of linseed oil and solvent (Gamsol, turps, or whatever your personal preference of solvent is)
- Wipe most of it off, so you’re left with just a thin layer.
- Don’t tone the panel, since we want the colours to show through cleanly
- Grid out the panel and draw out the subject
If you can get all that done before the session, you’ll be ready to go.
It will also help if you can have the five-step value scale mixed up and ready. We’ll be using the vlaue scale to try to make sure we keep control of the value as we mix the colours.
Please have the following ready on your palette:
- Titanium White
- Bright Yellow Lake (or other green-yellow. An arylide yellow like Hansa yellow or similar is best)
- Yellow Ochre
- Quinacridone Rose (another quinacridone blue-red will probably be fine)
- Green Gold
- Transparent Oxide Red
- Raw Umber
- Ivory Black
- Winsor Green Yellow Shade ( any phthalo green will do)
Also have a fresh panel, prepared, a palette knife and a rag or some kitchen roll etc for wipiong out.
Mostly this is up top you, but, as in the last study, you will need at leat two soft half-inch flat synthetics. The Winsor and Newton Sceptre Gold flats are perfect, but any soft flat synthetic will do fine.