Thursday November 9 2023 – 1pm-3pm EST
Zoom link (Passcode 189664)
Something a little easier and a lot more colorful than last week. I thought we needed a bit of a rest after last week although these won’t be a walk in the park either.
This week it’s flowers and a really cheerful, colorful, vase of poppies. Just using all that red is reason enough to paint these (I once painted fire engines for a while for the same reason).
Having said that flowers aren’t a doddle. The values in the blooms are very close and have a mixture of hard and soft edges. So we’ll have to keep our wits about us. Great fun to paint though.
I will record the drawing ahead of time and send out a link to it (it will also be on the youtube playlist too). Please come ready with the drawing done.
(All session materials are linked off the main page)
- Student paper for mixing color swatches
- 100% cotton paper for the full painting (Again I’ll be using 10″x”10. I wouldn’t go any smaller than this).
- Value scale (See the Useful Tools page)
- Pencil/Paint/Palette/Water/Paper towels/masking tape
- Brushes: Two medium sized brushes for the main areas. One for putting paint on and one for softening edges and petal areas. Size 10 or 12.
- Colors: Ultramarine, Burnt sienna, Vermillion/naphthol/cad red (orangey red), permanent rose/quinacridone red (pinkish red), black/neutral tint, lemon yellow.
Reference Photo (click to enlarge and right click to download)
Reference Photo with grid
My current version.
My class version
I’m going to do another version of this in a much looser style. I’ll add the video early next week.
A looser version on YouTube.