The sixth live session will be here on:
Monday 21st 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 be embarking on a new subject, a brass pot against a dark background. I’ve also included a cut lemon to make things a little more interesting.
The most striking thing about this pot is that the local colour is actually lower chroma than you’d think – substantially lower.
In preparation for this subject, I’ve included a short video on finding the local colour:
Surprisingly, the chroma is very low – just a shade higher than a chroma 4. One of the most importnat lessons Munsell has to teach us about chroma is how much lower chroma is than we’d often think, and that’s certainly the case here.
In this session, I’ll be blocking in the pot, the background and the cloth all in one go. That will mean a fair bit of live mixing as we go, but I won’t be adding any detail. This session is really about creating a base layer that we’ll work over again with glazes and opaque colour in a subsequent session to get a more finished version of the subject and more depth to the background.
What you’ll need
I’ll be working more quickly in this session in order to the cover the ground. By all means paint along with the session, but it will probably be easier to watch it right through first, then paint from the video afterward, so you’ll be able to pause it as you go.
Here are the materials if you decide to paint along with the session:
We’ll be working 10 x 8 inches, an ampersand gessobord will be ideal.
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/or titanium white
- Ivory black
- Raw Umber
- Yellow ochre
- Transparent red oxide
- Quinacridone rose
- Cadmium yellow
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.