Session five will be here on:
Monday 12th April
6PM UK time (10AM Pacific, 1PM Eastern)
What we’ll be doing
Over the final two sessions of the workshop, we’ll be working on bringing this very beautiful subject to life.
There’s a lot here: Three flowers, with all their subtelty of light and shadow; A suggestion of a small glass beaker, and that lovely little jug.
But if we remember our approach – simplify, simplify, simplify – I have complete confidence that everyone here can tackle this subject. There’s nothing here that we haven’t already looked at.
In this first session, we’ll be making sure we get our painting surface covered. We’ll set up the environment, the value balance and the light, and we’ll block in the flowers. If there’s time, we’ll move on to the jug too, but I think it will be fine if we just get it drawn out and leave the actual painting of it to the last session. We’ll see how we go.
The main thing for this session is to make a strong start. In this case, that means making sure that we get the drawing, values and the base colours established for the main focus, the flowers, and the space they are in.
What you’ll need
Your value scale
Surface: a 12 x 9 inch panel or similar
Brushes: As before, a selection of synthetic flats around a half inch. You might want a couple of large-ish hog filbets for the background and possibly a small round or two for details.
Palette knife (for mixing)
- titanium white
- bright yellow lake/cadmium yellow lemon
- cadmium yellow
- yellow ochre
- green gold
- transparent red oxide
- raw umber
- ivory black
- a pthalo green
- Possibly ultramarine blue and quinacridone rose would be useful to have on hand in case we get to the pattern on the jug, but I suspect we’ll be tackling that in the last session.
Medium: Linseed oil and a solvent