Session five will be here on:
Monday 8th February
6PM UK time (10AM Pacific, 1PM Eastern)
What we’ll be doing
In this session we’ll be developing our starts from last week.
Last week, we established the drawing and the main value blocks, and began to suggest light and shadow in the indiividual roses.
Through refining the colour and form, and paying very (very!) close attention to edges, in this session we’ll take the paintings to a higher level of finish.
We’ll be working accross the whole of the surface of the painting most likely, rather than bringing just one area to a finish and moving on, so we’ll begin by laying down an oil couch before we develop the forms further.
What you’ll need
Since we’ll be working across the whole painting, I’d strongly advise having all of the basic colours pre-mixed before we start the session.
So that’s all of the rose colours we mixed ready for last week, plus the two lightest colours, the one from the second session with the white rose and the one from the third, the orange rose.
Brushes: The usual selectiopn of soft half inch synthetic flats we’ve been using. It’s unlikely we’ll be doing much really broad work so I don’t think you’ll need any large brushes in this session.
Medium: Just linseed oil. Our first oil layer from last week was mixed with solvent to thin it and make it more “lean”. This week, our medium will be linseed oil only – full fat!
- Titanium White
- Bright yellow lake
- Cadmium yellow
- Yellow Ochre
- Quinacridone rose
- Green Gold (if you have it)
- Transparent red oxide
- Raw umber
- Ivory Black
- Phthalo green