The seventh session will be here on
Monday 21st June
6PM UK time (10AM Pacific, 1PM Eastern)
Pop back here when we’re due to start. Don’t forget to pop into the chat and say hi!
What we’ll be doing
We have a new subject for this session, our final subject in fact – Lemons in a green bowl.
This subject is going to move us into higher chroma, and we’ll also be dealing with yellows – a hue that many people find difficult to manage in light and shadow.
We’ll be working on this subject for two sessions. In this first session, we’ll be getting the block-in done, establishing all of our main colours and also handling some of the edges.
In the second (and last) live session of the workshop, we’ll paint a final layer, bringing the painting to a finsh.
For this reason, you may want to save some of your mixes for the followng week to avoid mixing them all again!
What you’ll need
Surface: An ampersand panel or similar surface, 10 x 8 inches
Brushes: Personal choice here. I’ll be using my usual mix of hog filberts and the odd synthetic flat. You’ll need a soft synthetic for blending and edge handling. I like to use smaller hog filberts (size 2 or 3) for organic shapes like this. For painting the pear, it will help you if you have four of the same size and type, that will allow you to have a light and shadow brush for light and shadow for each of the two locals.
Medium: Linseed oil and a solvent
- Titanium or lead white
- Cadmium Yellow Lemon or Bright Yellow Lake
- Cadmium Yellow
- Yellow Ochre
- Green Gold
- Transparent Red Oxide
- Raw umber
- Ivory Black
- Phthalo Green (I’m using Winsor and Newton Winsor Green Yellow Shade)
Please have the colours in the video below mixed up and ready to go. A with the pear, some of these colours (the ones for the bowl mostly) don’t correlate to exact chips in the student Munsell book, so you’ll need to mix two colours and mix between them by eye. Details are giuven in the video. You can still check the chroma and value very carefuly with chips from the student book, and those are the most important aspects to get right.
No preparation is necessary for the panel, we’ll be doing the drawing out live – but you must have the colours mixed before hand or you won’t be able to keep up!
Munsell notation of the colours: