The first session for the workshop will be here on:
Monday 10th May
6PM Uk time (10AM Pacific, 1PM Eastern)
What we’ll be doing
We’ll be beginning with value.
Value is the underpinning of everything, and that’s especially true when we’re using Munsell to Understand colour.
Munsell lets us approach colour in terms of three aspects: Value, chroma and hue (in order of importance).
In any painting, we start with value and then build the other two aspects on top of that, so it’s very important that we all have a firm grasp of how to approach value.
So for this first session, I’ll be covering what we need to produce a good, strong value study:
- mixing accurate near neutrals
- understanding how they relate to light and shadow for a given local value (this is the first key)
- using them to describe form in terms of shadow and light
- a process for building up a value stady, step by step
This will also give me a chance to see that everyone has a firm grounding in this before we move on.
An hour or so before we go live, the video will appear on this page, as well as a chat box which will appear to the side or at the bottom, depending on what device you’re using. You can sign is to the chat box as a guest (please set a name so I know who you are!) or you can simply use your facebook account (I do).
I’ll send out an email reminder a little before we’re due to start.
What you’ll need
Surface: a 10 x 8 inch surface of your choice. I’d recommend an ampersand gesobord panel. Canvas panels will probably be a little too absorbent unless oil primed, but oil painting sketch pad paper will probably work well.
Brushes: This is largely up to personal preference, use what you’re most comfortable with. I’d recommend having a few hog flats or similar, from 1/4 to 1/2 inch. A couple of synthetic flats might be useful too. We’ll be painting in large, strong statements of value and not adding much detail.
Medium: Linseed oils and a solvent
- Titanium White
- Raw umber
- Ivory black