New Crew in Town

Recently I have the great fortune to be starting with a new Intro to Oil painting crew! We are working on our first project: a single white object. We will analyze the values, study the form in space and use a limited palette. Here are some examples of the initial value drawings of our simple … More New Crew in Town

Animal Skulls Part I (Drawing)and II (Grisaille): raccoon, beaver, javelina

Bones have traditionally offered the artist the opportunity to study skeletal structure, as well as visual plane and tonal systems. When we look at the following skulls, discover the beauty of nature as it offers a unique description of anatomical support. We will look at several animal skulls and beginning tonal drawings by my students, … More Animal Skulls Part I (Drawing)and II (Grisaille): raccoon, beaver, javelina

Limited Palette

Limited palettes are useful for a variety of reasons. In the “less is more” context, the painter gets practice in developing a broad range of color and value using a small arrangement of colors. The palette we are using has these colors: Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Yellow Light, Ivory Black, and Titanium White. A … More Limited Palette