Session six will be here on
Monday 31st October
6PM UK time (2Pm Eastern, 11AM Pacific check your timezone here)
Please note – Daylight saving time has just come in in the UK, so this will be an hour later than usual if you’re in the US.
What we’ll be doing
In this session, I’ll be demonstrating how to take the value studies you began in session five toward a finish.
We’ll be painting opaquely in the lights, adding form and detail, and glazing over the shadows to use a fuller value range.
Glazing with neutrals may seem counter-intuitive, but it actually does create an enhanced feeling of depth in the shadows, since you’ll still be able to see the layers underneath.
We’ll also be having a close look at our edges, making sure to keep the relationships between them consistent – harder in the lights, softer in the shadows.
We’ll also be using values, edges and detail to create focus where we want it.
What you’ll need
Your study or studies from the previous week (we’ll be painting a second layer on them.)
- 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 if you’re using the wipe-out method
2 x half inch flat hogs
2 x smaller hogs
One or two soft flat synthetics for softening
Anything else you personally like to use
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.
I’ll also be suggesting a subtle warming of the shadows and cooling of the lights, so do have white, raw umber (or similar) and black on your palette too.