Note: Paul encourages painters to think in terms of hue (one of the three Munsell colour properties) rather than temperature for accuracy.
This Wednesday just been (1 April) was our final Beginning to Draw & Paint class at Browne. It was meant to be on abstraction, but because we’d moved to Zoom and it would’ve been tricky to teach by video, Matthew decided to continue with the previous week’s subject of transcription and analysis.
The latest episode of the Learn to Paint podcast with Mark Eanes was a great lesson on colour. Although I’m still struggling with this, I found this article from Seattle Artist League on blocking in helpful. Some good example images.
Last Wednesday, we painted some still lifes from coloured photocopies. The reason we painted from photocopies rather than real still-life setups was so that we didn’t feel pressured time-wise. (We could take the paintings home and finish them there, which I did.)
It’s taking me longer and longer to post these because the exercises I’m working on between classes are taking longer. Last Wednesday, we finally got to work with paint. This is what I’d been waiting for.