Here are some marvelous examples some of my students worked on this year as part of their Master Copy Painting project. For detailed information on how to do the project, see older posts Master Copy 1 and 2. Rita worked on Albrecht Durer, gridded format is above, and her progression follows below: Janis worked from … More Master Painting Copy Part 3
This is the second project my Intro to Oil Painting students do, on an 11 x 16″ canvas, using a limited palette and an animal skull as still life. Strong spot light is used, with a darkened space (black box) in which to place the object so that we can see better contrast. Initially, a … More Animal Skull
This is the last segment in an 8-week sequence of Drawing With Color lessons that I teach at The Drawing Studio in Tucson. In this post I will recap some of the basic concepts of working with color through the practice of drawing from observation. We work with the standard 12 color wheel that was … More Drawing With Color 1.8 (also called 1.6 in the 6 week course).
Glass. Transparency, opacity, and color. Today we worked drawing blue glass bottles, in a primary triad using blue as a dominant color. The triad harmony is blue, red, yellow. We’ve drawn the star shaped value scale, depicting a variety of the mixes and layerings of the colors. The drawn image has used a variety of … More Drawing With Color 1.7/also called 2.1 in the 6 week course
Drapery. The allure of it, the complication of it, drawing it with color. We’re using an equidistant tetrad, which is two sets of complementary colors that are evenly spaced on the color wheel. Here are some notes on the direction of this project, using blue-green as a dominant color. Part of the class used green … More Drawing With Color 1.6
This oil painting project looks at the form of a big and beautiful natural shell. We follow the same process of creating first a tonal drawing within a grid. Here is Rip’s version: Following are three palettes we are using in this painting: the grisaille (black to white underpainting), warm and cool ultramarine and burnt … More Shell
Just a recap from where we left off earlier: our first oil painting project with a limited palette: take a simple white object, have a strong light source on it, and create a tonal drawing: Ground your canvas with a burnt sienna wash (include a light grid with vine charcoal): We’re going to use a … More White Object, Part 1 & II