The first session will be here on Monday, 26th September at 6PM UK time (1PM Eastern, 10AM Pacific – check your timezone here)
What we’ll be doing
We’ll be kicking off this new workshop with an overview of everything we’ll be covering through the rest of the workshop.
Beginning with a (deceptively) simple subject, we’ll be:
- Mixing a value scale
- Drawing out the composition
- Painting in simplified value blocks
- Adding a minimum of refining and detail
- Cropping to produce different composition choices
I’d encourage you to paint along live with me, if you can. We’ll be moving onto more complex subjects quite quickly, so getting your feet wet with this one will be a good idea.
Rather than creating a faithful rendition of the subject, the emphasis in this session will be on:
Edges of forms will be ingored in places, so although this subject appears simple, the way we’ll be treating it may be a bit of a challenge. That’s why we have a relatively simple subject to begin with – the emphasis in this session will be on introducing the approach, the process, which we’ll develop in the remaining sessions of the workshop.
What you’ll need
An 8 x 10 panel or similar surface of the same size
- White (lead white prefered but titanium will work fine)
- Ivory black
- Raw Umber
Linseed oil (cold pressed or refined is fine) and a solvent (I’ll use pure gum turps, any solvent you prefer will work fine)
- 2 x half inch flat or filbert hogs (synthetics if you prefer)
- 2 x smaller flat or filbert hogs (synthetics if you prefer)
Main subject (we’ll be painting from this one)
Wide view of the main subject (I’ll explain why this is here in the session)