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
Understanding how to manipulate warm and cool colors can create dynamic painting. Especially when one becomes skilled in mixing them together in different proportions, creating neutral values that consequently are effectively used in building up forms in space. Here is an exercise that will teach the student skill in practicing mixing values using two complementary … More Cool and warm palette: ultramarine blue and burnt sienna chart.
One of my favorite subjects to draw or paint are my oversized gourds, cast in dramatic light. Before painting I create a loose gesture drawing within a structured grid (see earlier post: Sacred Geometry). A light grid with vine charcoal is then made on the canvas paper and the gourd is redrawn. A tonal underpainting … More Painted Gourd Study Part I