STILL LIFE IN OILS WEEKEND
This weekend workshop begins with composition and some quick drawing practice, looking at the elements: space, line, tone, proportion and form. You will construct a simple viewfinder from a sheet of paper to use for your composition.
We'll set up two or three groups of still life objects in the studio and start by planning the composition and draw it up onto your board. Choose an A4 or A3 size board, pre-primed with a mid-grey ground of gesso (mix of black and white gesso).
Then we'll discuss mixing your paint from a limited palette of French Ultramarine, Burnt Umber, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow and White. (optional extras: Cadmium Red, Cobalt Blue).
Focussing on Realism you will learn how to mix a range of tones and start your painting in a simple methodical process.
After drawing your composition onto your board, you'll start your painting to complete it over the weekend.