Session three will be here on:
Monday 20th June
6PM UK time (1PM Eastern, 10AM Pacific)
Just pop back here when we’re due to start.
What we’ll be doing
In this session, we’ll be refining the simplified version of our rose subject from the previous week.
We’re going to be looking at:
- Refining down the big forms and adding some detail, where the painting needs it most
- Refining edges
- Adding colour variation
- Checking values
By working over the previously completed study with a second layer, we’ll be able to see how much we need to do to begin to create a real feeling of form and depth.
I think you might be surprised by how little it takes.
You may find that you make different choices and decisions on what to refine than I do. That’s fine – this is, after all, art we’re creating. Seeing the subject through your personal lens is part of what makes it yours.
So I’ll be highlighting as much as possible the overarching concerns and concepts to keep in mind, to hopefully guide the process of decision-making for you.
As in previous sessions, the point of this session is not so much to create a finished piece as to show you (and for you to experience) a process – the evolution of of the painting, without necessarily bringing it to a finish in this session. I find that often for me, two or three sessions are needed after the initial statement of simplified shape and colour. This is really personal to each of us, I feel.
Expect the session to be around three hours in total (with breaks on the hour).
What you’ll need
Your study from the previous session. It needs to be touch dry in order to be able to oil it out. If it’s wet in places, or still tacky, it would be better to watch the session only and then work on it further after it’s touch-dry.
Medium – solvent and linseed oil. We’ll be adding a second, very thin “couch” layer to paint into.
The brushes you prefer. I’ll be using synthetic flats mostly. You might want a small synethic round or two for details.
- 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, whichever variant you have, with the chips. We’ll be working entirely between 5Y and 5YR.
We’ll be mixing some colours as we go. Please have the main colours from the previous session pre-mixed before the session starts:
- 10YR 9/2
- 10YR 7/2
- 10YR 4/2
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.