More lamp practice

Some really quick tonal sketches I did in preparation for a painting I’m going to do. (I previously did a pencil drawing.) They’re pretty rough, but I found the exercise helpful—and fun. I did them to try to decide on an underpainting colour, but they were also good sketching-with-a-brush and value practice. I like theContinue reading “More lamp practice”

Art classes: weeks 8 and 9

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.

Coupla links: colour and blocking in

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.