Session Two will be here on:
Monday 3rd October
6PM UK time (1PM Eastern, 10AM Pacific)
What We’ll be Doing
We’re going to take a closer look at value simplification this week.
We have a slightly more complex subject to work with that has a range of values.
One of the reference photos has value numbers assigned to different general areas that correspond to modelling factors (I’ll explain more about modelling factors in the session as we paint).
But rather than using the values noted on the photo, we’re going to simplify the image down to only four values.
Once we’ve painted in those main blocks (paying careful attention to the shape of each and the drawing) we’ll then introduce some refinement and variation to create a fuller feeling of form.
We’ll be focusing particularly on atmosphere and edge handling too, painting across forms where we can and making sure we have a preponderance of soft edges with only a few key hard edges.
Expect to be challenged with your edge handling this week! (in a good way…)
What You’ll Need
- A 10 X 8 Panel or similar painting surface
- A premixed value scale, the same as the one we made for the last session – mix values 7, 5 and 3. Also white, ivory black and raw umber (or substitute).
- Two half inch flat or filbert hogs
- Two smaller filbert hogs
- A half inch or larger flat synthetic or semi-synthetic for edge destroying!
- Linseed oil and a solvent
- Your Munsell value scale