Session Eight will be here on
Wednesday December 8th
6PM UK time (11AM Pacific, 2PM Eastern) Check the time in your timezone here
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What we’ll be doing
In this final session, we’ll be continuing with the painting, working over the block in we painted last week.
Our goal is to begin to selectively refine areas of the painting untul we beging to feel that we’re bringing it to a conclusion.
We’ll start with the main focus, the roses and leaves, and then move on to the cloth, refining some of the smaller forms there. From that point we’ll step back and discuss how much, if anything still needs doing to bring the painting to a finish.
Everyone will have a different idea of what a finished painting looks like, some might want to refine the whole surface over multiple sessions. Personally, I tend to refine some areas and leave others in a looser stage of finish. At this point, artistic and aesthetic choice begins to play a part.
What you’ll need
Your block in from the previous session
Linseed oil and your solvent of choice
The same brushes you’ve been using so far will be fine: mostly hogs and perhaps one or two synthetic flats, about half inch, for softening those edges on the shadows
- Titanium white
- Lead white
- Ivory black
- Raw Umber
- Quinacridone Rose
- Ultramarine blue
- Phthalo green
- yellow ochre
- bright yellow lake
I’d recommend having all of the colours premixed from session three and the mixing video. Mixing the colours for the cloth (noted below) would be useful too.
Click here for an image of the palette with the Munsell numbers for each colour.
Munsell Notation of the Colours
- 10YR 4/2
- Netural value 4
- 5PB 9/1
- 10YR 4/2
Blue Diamond Rose:
- 10P 8/2
- 10P 7/2
- 10P 5/6
- 5RP 3/6
- 5RP 2/6
- 2.5Y 9/2
- 2.5Y 5/4
Dark blue ginger jar:
The Munsell books don’t go as low as we need in value for the pot, so we get as close as we can. We can at least mix A lighter colour where the reflection of the cloth shows on the pot.
- 10B 2/4
As before, we’ll mix the greens for the leaves on the fly.