This class will explore the importance of value and focal points enhanced by a unified color scheme. Kathleen will explain the importance of grays and demonstrate the mixing of triads. Mixtures can be altered by the ratio of warm to cool color that enhances the glow of the final painting. Working at a manageable size with larger shapes will allow students to finish the three different studies the class will do. Each morning and afternoon will begin with a demonstration with plenty of personal one on one attention. Critique will take place at the end of each day. Wet-into-wet, wet-on-dry and glazing techniques will be demonstrated and explained.
Students will learn:
~ to read values correctly and alter them when necessary
~ create depth with layered glazes
~ how to use neutrals for balance and depth
~ create unity by mixing grays and blacks
~ and finally, how to lift out lost hi-lights or brighten areas when needed.
Class subjects will be a white peony, an animal and a person’s face in semi-shadow.
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Paintings are representational.