Session three will be here on
Monday 10th October
6PM UK time (1Pm Eastern, 10AM Pacific check your timezone here)
What we’ll be doing
In this session we’ll be delving a further into values, and finding out how a different value balance can give a very different expressive result.
We’ll have an interesting subject that presents us with a pattern of light and shadow shapes. We’ll do two versions of a block-in stage of this subject.
First, we’ll paint it with a value balance that tends toward stark contrast and dark shadows, then we’ll change the values quite markedly to create something that, whilst similar, will feel rather different with lighter values overall.
But the extremes of the value range in the picture, the darkest dark and the lightest light, will be the same in both.
It will then be up to you to choose which you would rather bring to completion (obviously both would be good!)
We also will be using everything we’ve covered so far: painting big shapes, painting across the form and softening edges.
What you’ll need
Two 10 x 8 Ampersand panels or similar surface
- Lead or titanium white
- Ivory black
- Raw umber or similar (burnt umber, transparent red oxide, burnt sienna will do as well)
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.
Photo one – the subject without a grid
Photo two – the subject with a grid to help with drawing out