The third session of the Summer Roses Workshop will be here on:
Monday August 16th
6PM Uk time (1PM Eastern, 10AM Pacific) Check your timezone here
What we’ll be doing
In this session, we’re going to take our first look at the composition we’ll be using for our final painting.
This week, we’ll be doing a slightly smaller version (8 x 10 inches) and focusing mostly on getting to know the colours we’re going to need.
So we’re going to be painting a highly simplified colour study in a single session.
There’s no need to premix this time, since I’ll be going through the mixing part of the colours in detail in the live session. Particualr focus will be on how we can use the Munsell chips to help us nail those colours, whether we have the big book or just the student one.
We will be drawing out and painting the study too, but only finishing to the point where we have all the main colour blocks in and have blended the surface, then we’ll stop, moving on to the bigger version the following week.
Of course you will be very welcome to fiddle with it a biit after the session too!
PLEASE NOTE: For the final version we’ll be moving up to 9 x 12 inches, so please make sure you have an ampersand gesobord panel or something similar of the same size for the fourth session on the 23rd. It would probably be a good idea to get two just in case.
What you’ll need
Surface: A fresh10 x 8 inch Ampersand gesobord panel, or similar surface.
Brushes: have the selection from the materials list ready. We’ll mostly be using synthetic flats. Big synthetic brush or similar for blending
- titanium white
- flake white (if you have it)
- cadmium yellow
- bright yellow lake
- yellow ochre
- quinacridone rose
- transparent red oxide
- raw umber
- ivory black
- phthalo green
Medium: Linseed oil and a solvent (turps or gamsol or similar)
Having it up on a screen will probably be best, but you can also print it. It will print out at the correct size (10 x 8 inches) if you select “actual size” or “100%” in the options when you print. Your software may call it something else!