Session six will be here on:
Monday 11th July
6PM UK time (1PM Eastern, 10AM Pacific)
Just pop back here when we’re due to start.
What we’ll be doing
We’ve covered a lot of ground in this workshop now!
Our final session will about seeing how little we can do to get our paintings looking finished.
Of course this will be a little different for everyone. Some people will prefer more finish, others will be happier to leave something unsead for the viewer to complete.
But do try to finish your painting with the minimum number of strokes from here.
I’ll be completing the flowers and working a little on the vase and stems, but will be attempting to create the feeling of those things being there without actually painting them. Economy will be the keyword for this session!
What you’ll need
Your painting from last session. Make sure it’s touch dry before you start, we’ll be oiling out all over the flowers before we begin.
Medium – solvent and linseed oil.
The brushes you prefer. I’d recommend mostly synthetic flats, half inch or bigger. We’re still working on bigger shapes, even though the main mass is established. Don’t go too small too soon!
- 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.
If you plan to work on your flowers at all (I will be) please have the folowing colours pre-mixed before the session starts:
- 10YR 9/2
- 10YR 7/2
- 10YR 4/2
- 5Y 9/4
- 5Y 7/4
- 5Y 4/4
Have a look at the video from session three to see how to mix these colours.
It would also be handy to have these neutrals mixed. As long as the chroma is just really low they don’t have to be perfect neutrals, but do make sure the values are right:
And also the orange for the centre of the roses:
- 5YR 6/8
The rest – the background and the colours of the vase and stems – we’ll do in the session.
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.