As we say hello to 2016, let’s acknowledge and show respect to the many students who have worked so diligently in 2015. Here are some highlights from some of the drawing and painting classes last year. Thank you one and all! This is the first grouping of work: (Calling all students/if you see your work … More Student Works From 2015, 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
In our first oil color study, we are using a monochromatic (one color) harmony. We need to prepare colors and values ahead of time, so that we know exactly what we will be painting with. Our dominant color will be cobalt blue, which will be the overall scheme of the painting. To neutralize and deepen … More Color Studies for Painters; Complementary Color chart
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
A glimpse inside the teaching studio of Betina Fink’s oil painting students.
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