The fourth live session will be here on:
Monday 7th Febuary
6PM UK time (1PM Eastern, 10AM Pacific check the time in your time zone here)
What we’ll be doing
In this session, we’ll add the little silver jug to the painting we started last week.
In order to continue with your piece, the surface will need to be touch dry all over. If it isn’t – if you can touch the surface and some paint comes away on your finger or it feels tacky – then it isn’t ready to work the second layer on and you’ll need to watch and then complete it from the replay later.
It should be dry enough, though, if you painted it last week.
We’ll be beginning the session by placing a thin layer of oil, cut with a small amount of solvent, over the entire painting. You can do this either by rubbit over with a finger or a make up sponge or something sinilar. Using a brush will probably result in too much oil, though. It needs to be very thin so rubbing it over is better.
Painting the second session into a couch means that we can paint wet into wet, allowing for delicate edge handling and avoiding the “pasted on” look that second layers can sometimes have if painted dry.
It also means that we can make subtle variations to the first pass with glazes.
I’m also going to cover making adjustments to a painting using glazes,
What you’ll need
Your painting from the previous week with the first stage completed.
Medium: Linseed oil (refined or cold pressed) and a solvent – we’ll be working into a couch (a thin layer of medium applied to the panel before painting).
- Lead and titanium white
- Ivory black
- Raw Umber
- Quinacridone rose
- Ultramarine blue
- Transparent red oxide (burnt umber will do if you don’t have this)
Please have all of the colours we used in last week’s session pre-mixed and ready to go before the session starts:
- 10YR 2/1
- 5PB 9/1
- 5PB 4/1
- 10YR 3/2
The mixes were covered at the beginning of session three, click here to see the video of that session.
Please also have the five step Munsell neutral value scale mixed before the session starts. Try to make sure that the values you mix are all true neutrals in this case, i.e. they match the Munsell value chips as closely as you can get them.
We’ll be mixing the colours for the jug in the live session.
It will print out 8 x 10 inches if you print it at the same scale as the image, but I’d caution against using a print out for values – just use it for drawing out if you prefer to work from a “hard” copy.