Session three of the workshop will be here at:
6PM UK time (2PM Eastern, 11AM Pacific – check your timezone here)
Monday 4th April
What we’ll be doing
We have a beautiful new subject for the next two sessions.
Whilst this subject might look complex, an important part of alla prima painting is simplifying the complex down into a manageable set of value and colour shapes that we can paint.
In this session, we’ll be doing just that – simplifying this subject right down into a series of shapes of the correct value and colour to create a strong impression of light and form.
The composition of the painting will hinge around the main daffodil at the front left. As long as we can keep the “big look” and not get lost in the details of the whole, and we can do a good job of that daffodil, we’ll have a successful painting at the end of session four.
We’ll be going thorugh the mixes for the colours we’ll need in the session itself.
What you’ll need
Palette and palette knife
A painting surface for laying out a block-in. I’ll be using an 8 x 10 inch ampersand panel (which will also be the size of the final painting), 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)
- quinacridone rose (cadmium orange will get you close if you don’t have it)
- green gold
- transparent red oxide
- ultramarine blue
- 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: flat synthetics and hog bristles will both be fine. We’ll be working in simplified blocks in this session.