The sixth session will be here on
Monday 14th June
6PM UK time (10AM Pacific, 1PM Eastern)
Pop back here when we’re due to start. Don’t forget to pop into the chat and say hi!
What we’ll be doing
I’m really looking forward to this session.
We’re going to build on all the fantastic work everyone produced in session five, following exactly the same process. But this time in colour.
For anyone who’s been having trouble seeing the two different locals and getting the concept of how the local relates to the light and shadow colours, this session should make all that clear.
We’ll be working with two strings for each local, just as we did in the value session, but this time each of those strings will be in colour.
Everythign else – the approach, the edge handling, the values – will be the same.
What you’ll need
Surface: An ampersand panel or similar surface, 10 x 8 inches
Brushes: Personal choice here. I’ll be using my usual mix of hog filberts and the odd synthetic flat. You’ll need a soft synthetic for blending and edge handling. I like to use smaller hog filberts (size 2 or 3) for organic shapes like this. For painting the pear, it will help you if you have four of the same size and type, that will allow you to have a light and shadow brush for light and shadow for each of the two locals.
Medium: Linseed oil and a solvent
- Titanium or lead white
- Cadmium yellow lemon (or bright yellow lake)
- Yellow Ochre
- Green Gold
- Ultramarine Blue
- Transparent Red Oxide
- Raw umber
- Ivory Black
Please have the colours in the video below mixed up and ready to go. Most of these colours don’t correlate to exact chips in the student Munsell book, so you’ll need to mix two colours and mix between them by eye. But you can check the chroma and value very carefuly with the student book, and those are the most important aspects to get right.
Please also have your panel (or other surface) with the couch applied (oil and solvent mixed, and then wiped off) and gridded up. Draw out the pear too as well as you can. Just the outline is fine, becasue I’ll be going over the modelling factors we covered in last session again in this one.