This session is a repeat of last Tuesdays (final) session of the owrkshop, and will be here on:
Friday 19th February
6PM UK time (10AM Pacific, 1PM Eastern)
What we’ll be doing
Now that we’ve been through the process of setting up a strong start and then refining some of the forms, we can look more closely at deciding where the focus of our paintings will be.
We’ll be adding final details to those areas, and also finishing the rest of the painting to a level that we’re happy with. If the focus is well defined, often the rest of the painting needs very little.
Sometimes nothing at all, but it’s hard to know how much until the main focus is complete.
How far you decide to go with this is largely a matter of aesthetic choice. Some painters prefer a fairly even finish all over, some like a varierty of highly finished and unresolved sections, some like it all loose.
So in this session, I’ll be showing you how I would bring this painting to a finish and talking about why I make the decisions I do. I’ll be demonstrating how I resolve areas and try to make them stand out more too.
What you’ll need
Obviously you’ll need your painting from the last two weeks 🙂
Hopefully it should be dry enough to work on again, although some light areas will probably still be wet. That’s titanium white for you!
It’s fine to work over wet paint with fresh paint, and into a new couch over dry areas, but it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to lay a final couch over the whole thing. Also, working over any tacky areas can be difficult without lifing the last layer.
In terms of palette, I’d recommend the same colours that we had mixed for last week: All the colours from sesison four plus the two lightest colours from sessions two and three. You may not need them all, but having hte ready means being able to focus just on the aesthetic decisions and not on mixing so much.
The mixing videos are all in the main course home site here.
The usual set of brushes should be fine, but you may want to have a small, soft synthetic round brush or two for fine details.