Session four will be here on:
Monday 27th June
6PM UK time (1PM Eastern, 10AM Pacific)
Just pop back here when we’re due to start.
What we’ll be doing
Now we’re going to be embarking on our final subject for the workshop.
For the remaining three sessions, we’re going to focus on going through the same process, but with a more complete subject – the whole of the subject that previous one was cropped from.
This will allow us to gradually build on the concepts explored so far without complicating things too much.
Although there’s obviously a lot more in this composition, there are just a lot more things. We’ll still just be painting shapes! At least to begin with.
In this first session, we’ll aim to complete our drawing out and first, very simplified block in.
What you’ll need
A 16 x 12 painting surface. I’ll be using an Ampersand Gessobord.
Medium – solvent and linseed oil.
The brushes you prefer. I’d recommend mostly synthetic flats, half inch or bigger. We won’t be needing detail brushes for this session!
- White (lead white is better but titanium is ok too)
- Cadmium yellow (cad yellow pale if you have Winsor and Newton)
- Cadmium yellow lemon
- Green gold
- Transparent red oxide
- Quinacridone rose (possibly – have it ready just in case. Whether you need it will depend on the paints you have)
- Yellow ochre
- Raw umber
- Ivory black
- Phthalo green (I’ll be using Winsor and Newton Winsor Green, Yellow Shade)
Your Munsell book and value scale.
Please have the main colours from the session two pre-mixed before the session starts:
- 10YR 9/2
- 10YR 7/2
- 10YR 4/2
It would also be a good idea to have this colour mixed, which will be useful for some shadow areas pon the flowers:
- 5Y 4/4
And also the orange for the centre of the roses:
- 5YR 6/8
We’ll mix the greens for the leaves etc as we go
Please have this photo downloaded to whatever device you’ll be using to paint from, and opened in time for the session.
There will be a live chat box beside (or underneath, depending on your device type) the live video. There’s no need to log in or enter an email adress, just set a name and you’re good to go.
You can use the live chat to ask any questions you might have as we go along. You can even post pictures there if you’d like instant feedback on what you’re doing if you’re painting along.