The second session this month will be here on Wednesday 21st October at 6PM UK time (10AM Pacific, 1PM Eastern).
We’ll be taking the value studies of the apples we painted last week and adding colour – directly over the value studies.
This should help us to make the link between value, hue and chroma more obvious whilst helping us stick to the values we’ve already established.
One of the trickiest aspects of colour is seeing the value only, independently of the hue and chroma – it’s also one of the most important.
So that’s what we’ll be practising this week!
I’d recommend the following tube paints if you have them (with the usual caveat that differet brands can vary widely):
- titanium white
- ivory black
- raw umber
- cad yellow (cad yellow pale if Winsor and Newton)
- yellow ochre
- transparent red oxide if you have it – burnt umber if you don’t
- green-gold if you have it. If you don’t, you will need something to push hue toward green – phthalo green will also do it.
- a quinacridone red, I’ll be using Michael Harding quinacridone rose. If you don’t have this, a cadmium red or damium red deep will be ok
You’ll want to rub a thin couch over the study before painting onto it this session – you can simply use linseed oil for this, I’ll be using Rublev oleogel.
We’ll be painting opaquely mostly, the couch is so that it feels like we’re painting wet into wet, but the couch will let us glaze a little if we want to.
See you soon!