Session six, the final session of the workshop will be here at:
6PM UK time (1PM Eastern, 10AM Pacific – check your timezone here)
Monday 2nd May
What we’ll be doing
Having looked in depth at the colours of the subject, and spent some time looking at an approach to establishing the relationships we need, we’ll now begin the final painting.
I’d estimate that finishing a subject like this would need 4 to 6 hours, so in this session, I’ll be demonstrating how to get the “big look” and main relationships that are so important in alla prima painting established.
It’s unlikely that the painting will be finished by the end of the session, but it should be a good way along – enough to show how a complicated subject like this can be simplified and suggested without painting every detail.
I’ll be doing the minimum of drawing out and creating as much as possible of the “drawing” and placing of the elements of the composition with the paint.
What you’ll need
Palette and palette knife
I’ll be using an 8 x 10 inch ampersand panel but you can use oil painting paper.
Medium: Linseed oil and a solvent
- lead (or titanium) white
- a green yellow – cadmium yellow lemon. If you don’t have this, lemon yellow or perhaps hansa yellow
- cadmium yellow (cad yellow light if you’re using Winsor and Newton paint)
- green gold
- quinacridone rose
- ultramarine blue
- permanent magenta
- raw umber
- ivory black
- phthalo green – I’ll be using Winsor and Newton Winsor green (yellow shade) but any phthalo green should be fine
Brushes: A range of flat synthetics and hog bristles.
Please have the following colours pre-mixed and ready to go before we start:
- Local: 5RP 3/10. Student book, use the highest chroma 5RP value 3 chip to guide hue and value, follow the mix on the video.
- Light: 5RP 5/12.
- Shadow: mix permanent magenta with quinacridone rose to about a value 2
- Local: between 2.5GY 8/6 and 10Y 8/6. Student book, between 5GY 8/6 and 5Y 8/6
- Light: Add white as needed
- Shadow: 7.5Y 5/4. Student book, 5Y 5/4
Centre of flowers
- Local: 2.5Y 7/12. Student book, 5Y 7/12 and go a little toward orange, keeping the value and hue
- Light: Add cad yellow
- Shadow: 2.5Y 5/8. Student book, 5Y 5/8 and go alittle more toward orange, holding hte value and chroma
- Local: 5GY 4/6. Student book, use the highest chroma 5GY chip at value 5 to guide value and hue, follow the mix in the session five replay video.
- Light and shadow: Follow the mixes in the video
- Light: 5PB 6/4
- Shadow: 5PB 2/4
You can find the mixes for all of these demonstrated for both the big and student Munsell books in the video for session five here.