Session Four will be here on
Monday 17th October
6PM UK time (1Pm Eastern, 10AM Pacific check your timezone here)
What we’ll be doing
This session is going to focus more on composition and balance – whilst still being rooted in values.
Building on everything we’ve covered so far, we’re going to be looking at a method for beginning and composing a painting that, as well as allowing for a lot more freedom in the placement of the main light and shadow shapes, brings our attention to them primarily as shapes of value independent of the objects they belong to.
If you’ve ever come across the “wipe out” method of starting a painting, then this will be somewhat familiar to you.
There will of course be particular emphasis on edges too, and we’ll be working into the wipe out to move the study towards a finish.
What you’ll need
A 12 x 9 ampersand panel (or similar surface of about that size)
- Lead or titanium white
- Ivory black
- Raw umber or similar (burnt umber, transparent red oxide, burnt sienna will do as well)
Kitchen roll, a clean rag or something similar for wiping out light shapes
2 x half inch flat hogs
2 x smaller hogs
One or two soft flat synthetics for softening
Linseed oil (cold pressed or refined) and a solvent
Please have the five step value scale we’ve used for the last two sessions ready before we start.