Session six will be here on:
Monday 29th April
6PM UK time (10AM Pacific, 1PM Eastern)
What we’ll be doing
Everyone has made a fantastic start to this subject.
In this final session, we’ll be aiming to bring our paintings as near to completion as we can.
We’ll focus initially on painting in the little jug, the vase and the stems, at which point we’ll have the canvas filled and will really be able to see how our values are working overall.
After a little time spent looking at the overall balance and adjusting the big shapes, we’ll look again at the daffodils and add some final details.
The final step is to consider which areas we want to focus on and adjusting edges.
We’ll begin by laying down a new layer of oil over the whole of the painting. If any of your painting isn’t touch dry and is still tacky, you’ll need to avoid putting down oil on those areas. On my painting, everything is dry ap[art from the frills on the daffodil trumpets, so I’ll work around those – and may accept some bleeding of the colour into the background, which may work nicely!
This session will probably run for around three hours. We’ll be taking regular breaks as we go along.
What you’ll need
Your value scale
Your painting from the previous session.
Brushes: The same selection of brushes you used for your first session 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
- ultramarine blue
- quinacridone rose
Medium: Linseed oil and a solvent