A final look at the first project in Introduction to Oil Painting: White Object. On the right is the finished study, 5 x 7 inches. The total number of color passes are 2, using neutralized ultramarine blue and burnt sienna.
This project looks at depicting a reflected space that is shallow, but indicates a suggested deep space. We are going to use a square tetrad again: green, red, violet and yellow. The green we’ll mix using ultramarine blue + cadmium yellow light; the violet we’ll mix using ultramarine blue + cadmium red deep; the red … More Intermediate Oil: Reflected Mirror Part 1
In this lesson we have built upon the underpainting “imprimatura” in Part 1. As mentioned in Part 1, the palette that we are using is going to be a “square” tetrad: two sets of complementary colors. In this case: red/green and violet/yellow. First we need to make a color chart in order to practice and create … More Intermediate Oil Part 2 and 3: Plaster Cast
In this first project for my 2nd year students in Intermediate Oil, we are painting a study of a dramatically lit plaster cast of greek and roman statues and an architectural element: Apollo, Diana, Hellene, or an artichoke shaped finial. The painting is going to be somewhat of a hybrid between using a classical method … More Intermediate Oil Part I: Plaster Cast
Oversized gourds are beautiful when bathed in a directional overhead light, and we’re going to use them as subject matter for a two session painting intensive, studying the classical method (6 hours in total). First we start with a tonal drawing. Here’s mine using a gourd that had the light placed slightly differently: … More Painting Boot Camp: Classical