Session two will be here on:
Monday 13th June
6PM UK time (1PM Eastern, 10AM Pacific)
Just pop back here when we’re due to start.
What we’ll be doing
Now that we’ve had a bash at simplifying the reference in value only, and you’ve hopefully had a go at it yourself, we’re going to do the same thing, but with colour.
Except that we’re going to simplify it even more.
By taking this reference, with all its colour nuance and subtelty, down to a handful of colours, and simplifying the outline and shape even more, we’re going to end up with more accurate values and shapes than we would likely get if we tried just to paint it.
Obviously this will be more challenging, since we have to think about colour too, and we have to mix the colours as we go. But what we’re really after in this session is a strong foundation of simplification of shape.
We’ll add more nuance to the colour and outline in the next session.
Expect the session to be around three hours in total (with breaks on the hour).
What you’ll need
A 10 x 8 inch Ampersand gessobord panel or similar.
Medium – solvent and linseed oil.
- White (lead white is better but titanium is ok too)
- Cadmium yellow (cad yellow pale if you have Winsor and Newton)
- 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
Your Munsell book, whichever variant you have, with the chips. We’ll be working entirely between 5Y and 5YR.
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.