Session Five of the workshop will be here on:
Monday 7th December at 6PM UK Time (10AM Pacific, 1PM Eastern)
What we’ll be doing
We’ll be starting with a new subject in this session – our last subject of the workshop since we’ll be working on it over two session.
Since it’s a little more complex, with multiple fruit and leaves, we’ll be going strighht in with colour, no value study!
Don’t worry, you’ll be fine 🙂 We’ll be simplifying those complex forms right doewn in this first session, establishing our value balance and getting the general light and shadow colours and covering the panel before we try to finish any individual part.
It’s all about making a strong start.
We’ll also be working a little larger for this one (9 x 12 inches) since there’s so much to put in the painting, and so that our brushes will have room to breathe.
Grab yourself a 9 x 12 inch panel. There’s no need to do any prep since I’ll be applying the couch and drawing out the composition live in the session.
It will probably help you if you can have the five-step value scale mixed up and ready. There’s a desaturated version of the photo below that should help you locate the values for the colours we’ll be mixing.
Please have the following ready on your palette:
- Titanium White
- Bright Yellow Lake (or other green-yellow. An arylide yellow like Hansa yellow or similar is best)
- Yellow Ochre
- Quinacridone Rose (another quinacridone blue-red will probably be fine. A more orange red like cad res will do, but then you’ll need something to pull it more blue, like a magenta, too)
- Green Gold
- Transparent Oxide Red
- Raw Umber
- Ivory Black
- Winsor Green Yellow Shade ( any phthalo green will do)
Also have a palette knife and a rag or some kitchen roll etc for wiping out.
For the couch you’ll need linseed oil or similar medium and a solvent – turps, Gamsol or similar.
As usual this is up to you, but you will need some larger brushes for laying in the background, foreground and general light and shadow for hte larger objects.
I’d recommend a few half in hog brushes, filbert or flat, and some smaller hogs. You’ll also want a large (about 1 inch) soft synthetic for blending and some smaller, half inch synthetic flats.