Session Six will be here on
Monday November 15th
6PM UK time (11AM Pacific, 2PM Eastern) Check the time in your timezone here
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What we’ll be doing
The final major area of the painting that we haven’t looked at yet is the cloth.
The key to making cloth look convincing is very careful edge handling – and of course accurate values.
I know that’s the same for all subjects, but it’s doubly important with cloth. This cloth being white means also that we have very little hue and chroma to help us with showing the light on the form.
But still, there is some hue and chroma, albeit very subtle. We’ll be reflecting that in the colours we mix.
So for this session, we’re going to do a careful block in of the cloth and then take it as far as we can towards a higher degree of finish in the session.
As always, the block in is the key to getting the big shapes, the values and the edges right. If we can get that, we’ll need relatively little detail to make the cloth really come alive.
What you’ll need
10 x 8 inch ampersand panel (we’ll be working landscape again for this 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 (possibly)
- Lead white
- Ivory black
- Raw Umber
- Quinachridone Rose
- Yellow Ochre
No prep for this session, we’ll be doing it all, including the mixing, in the session. We need comparatively few, very low chroma colours – but we want them to be the right ones!