The first session of the Summer Roses Workshop will be here on:
Monday August 2nd
6PM Uk time (1PM Eastern, 10AM Pacific) Check your timezone here
What we’ll be doing
The focus of this workshop is using Munsell to help us paint better, more lifelike, more beautiful roses.
And also to paint with more expression and selective focus, since accurate colour gives us more leeway to be free with our brushes!
We’ll be building up to a final composition of very beautiful pink, orange and cream David Austin roses, which we’ll complete over the last few of the six sessions.
So we’re going to start at the beginning – with value.
In this session, we’re going to be exploring these very beautiful roses (Juliet and Keira) from a piont of view of value and form.
We’ll be drastically simplifying! Because in the next session, we’re going to do this same composition in colour – focusing on accuracy of colour above all else.
And we’ll be bringing our selective focus and expression in right at the very start, in this session. So that when we move on to the second and final full composition, we’ll have already practiced the main aspects we’ll be focusing on.
What you’ll need
Surface: A 10 x 8 inch Ampersand gesobord panel, or similar surface. Make sure it isn’t too absorbent. If you’re using an Ampersand gesobord panel, it will be fine as it is. If you’re using oil painting paper cut to size, you might want to seal it with acrylic primer/gesso first.
Brushes: have the selection from the materials list ready. We’ll mostly be using synthetic flats
Palette: Value only, so you’ll only need:
- titanium white
- ivroy black
- raw umber.
Please have Munsell values 3, 5 and 7 ready mixed as shown in this video
Medium: Linseed oil and a solvent (turps or gamsol or similar)
Having it up on a screen will probably be best, but you can also print it. It will print out at the correct size (10 x 8 inches) if you select “actual size” or “100%” in the options when you print. Your software may call it something else!