Session Five will be here on
Monday November 8th
6PM UK time (11AM Pacific, 2PM Eastern) Check the time in your timezone here
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What we’ll be doing
Now that we’ve established our values and the main colours for the piece, we can look in more detail at the form of the roses.
In this session, we’ll be producing a colour study of both roses, and also adding a little more detail to the leaves – and mixing the colours for those eucalyptus leaves.
Our main focus in this session will be to begin to refine the simplified shapes of the roses so that we can create something that look more like a flower.
This is a dry run for the big painting!
What you’ll need
10 x 8 inch ampersand panel (we’ll be working landscape this time)
Linseed oil and your solvent of choice
The same brushes you used for the value study: a few hogs and a synthetic flats, about half inch, will be fine. You’ll definitely want the synthetic flats since they’re perfect for creating rose petals.
- Titanium white (possibly)
- Lead white
- Ivory black
- Raw Umber
- Quinacridone Rose
- Ultramarine blue
- Phthalo green
- yellow ochre
- bright yellow lake
Please have the colours from session four and those from the additional mixing video mixed and ready to go before we start. You won’t need the colours for the cloth, however.
Click here for an image of the palette with the Munsell numbers for each colour.
I’ve included guide chips for the student book for people that are using that version. Along with the mixing videos, these chips will help you get close to the colours we need. Make sure you get the values bang on, the chromas as close as you can, and guesstimate the hue using the chips as a guide.
Munsell Notation of the Colours
- 10YR 4/2
- Netural value 4
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
We’ll mix the greens for the leaves on the roses and teh eucalyptus leaves in the session.