Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Art Class

For students attending the art classes simply access the painting we were working on and complete it in your own time if you need to finish. Read the handouts before starting. See you next week.

Picture used below is an adaptation of a Ted Goerschner from the book, 'Oil Painting:The Workshop Experience.'


Monochrome painting, or painting with mainly one color, using different values of that colour. Lightening or blending with white and darkening with a neutral gray or black. Do this type of painting to understand the importance of tone or the distribution of light and dark in the picture. Nothing is defined in the picture, I don’t want you to think of detail, only areas of light and dark and balance them in an abstract way. This approach works well with a winter scene. There are many other colours on the wheel, try another.

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