To revisit the properties of cool and warm temperatures, we look at using 6 warm or 6 cool colors in a drawing that will be of a white object. First, create a blended color scale, and below, a blended black/grey/white scale of corresponding values. Blended: one color or value into the next. The above example … More Drawing With Color 1.5
Drawing With Color, Washington Post (link to article “From Quilting to Painting”) Recently I was interviewed by Jennifer Forker, from the Associated Press. We talked about my color drawing curriculum that I developed and teach at The Drawing Studio, in Tucson. The same curriculum is also taught in my oil painting classes. I tell my students … More Drawing With Color, Washington Post
Continuing with the drape study, we grid the canvas that has already a dry burnt sienna ground, then paint a burnt umber underpainting of the darks cast on the wall, and within the drape itself: Then block in lights using a very light tint of burnt umber (burnt umber mixed with white).
In this next color study, we look at a split-complementary harmony of three colors using green as the dominant color. The split complements of green are one step to the left and right of green’s complement red (red-orange and red-violet). Below is a star color chart of the three harmonies with triangles in between each … More Drawing with Color 1.3
This post will show the work of some of my students on their first still life with three objects in oil on canvas. A simple set up depicts a fairly shallow space that will describe fore, middle and background. First Evelynn creates a tonal drawing, using a compositional grid: Another tonal drawing of a similar … More Still Life With Tassel Part II (Students)
This will be a painting study of a white hanging drape (pillowcase) set at an angle, with a strong light source. I will keep the drape hanging until the completion of the preliminary drawing and painting, so that the creases and folds will remain the same. Now for a preliminary drawing, but first, a compositional … More Hanging Drape Part I
A monochromatic bronzed candlestick, a faded green silk tassel, and a pale blue nut. A wrinkled sheet of sturdy brown packing paper is used as backdrop. A compositional grid is drawn for a preliminary graphite drawing: Next, I place the forms within the grid. …and complete the drawing below. On a burnt sienna oil ground … More Still Life with Tassel Part I