Thursday, April 27, 2017

"Great Starts! Painting from the Inside-Out" (Handout)

Great Starts!
Painting from the Inside-Out

Know Yourself            Pay attention to what moves you!          
Know Your Tools        Understand the expressive properties of each of the 6 tools
Know a Method           I’ll show you one!

Set rhythm lines and plot shapes
First 20 minutes:
Lay transparent color masses in the large shapes or planes

Establish the relative values, working large to small
Second 20 minutes:
Correct drawing, add more accurate color, use more paint

Refine the relative temperature and chromacity of the colors
Third 20 minutes:
Adjust edges, add details, and evaluate the texture and brush work

Autumn Dance                                                                    27x36 oil on linen

“The power in a work of art depends on the depth of the artist’s insight of that object he contemplates.”   ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


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