The second session will be here on
Monday 24th May
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
Having looked at the values (and edges and drawing!) for this subject, in this session we’ll be taking the values we’ve already established and adding chroma and hue.
Beginning with the local colours (four) of the bowl, we’ll mix shadow and light for each, and then put them together into the pre-drawn bowl composition.
Once the panel is covered and there are no more unpainted patches, we should hopefully experience the moment when all the colours mesh together and make sense as shadow, light and form!
What you’ll need
Surface: A fresh panel or similar, 8 x 10 inches. I’d recommend an Ampersand Gessobord panel. Using the reference photo from last session , lay down your couch, wipe off and draw the bowl out in straight line block in. You can have a look at the video from last week for how to do this, if you need a refresher.
IMPORTANT: Don’t do this too long before the live session starts or your initial couch of linseed oil and solvent will begin to get tacky. Half an hour or so before should be fine.
Alternatively you can do it the day before, not using a couch, then apply a couch over it in the live session. If you do this, make the drawing light and add a little solvent to the paint so that it dries quickly and doesn’t show through the paint.
Premixing: Please have the four local colours pre-mixed on the palette in good-sized splodges! Have a look at this mixing video (also on the main workshop site here) for how to do this.
Brushes: The same brushes as you used for the last session will be fine.
- Titanium White
- Green Gold
- Quinacridone Rose
- Ultramarine Blue
- Transparent Red Oxide
- Raw Umber
- Ivory Black
Medium: Linseed oil and a solvent (turps, gamsol or similar).
Value photo (with the grid for drawing out).
Full colour photo, we’ll be using this one in this session.