The first live session for Threads in February will be here on:
Wednesday 3rd February
6PM UK time (10AM Pacific, 1PM Eastern)
What we’ll be doing
For this session, I want to continue with the squash paintings that we began last week and start to look at how we can vary our paint application to create different textures and also a feeling of space and depth.
The squash really has three disctinct texture areas:
- The outside, which is smooth and hard
- The flesh, which is soft
- The seeds in the middle
We also have the leaves to paint, which gives us an opportunity to use soft synthetic flats in a calligraphic way to describe the shapes.
If you haven’t wiped your squash study, then bring it along and paint over it.
If you have wiped it (!) or if this is your first month with Threads, you’ll get the most from this session by doing another start of this painting (watch last month’s video here for the demo) before the session starts, or just watching in the live session and doing it over again afterwards.
What you’ll need
The painting you began in the last session (or a re-done version of it)
Linseed oil and a solvent
A variety of brushes: Hog bristle filbers in various sizes and soft synthetic flats will be be best.
- titanuim white
- ivory black
- raw umber
- cadmium yellow
- permanent or cadmium orange
- yellow ochre
- quinacridone rose (or other blue red. If you don’t have one, cad red or similar)
- transparent red oxide (burnt umber if you don’t have that)
- Phthalo green – Winsort and Newton Winsor Green (Yellow shade is ideal, but any phthalo green should dpo, e.g. viridian)
(These are the same photos from last session, so there’s no need to download them if you already have them)