Value study with scale, 8"x10", oil on canvas panel.
Painting class demos. First we mapped out the values (light/dark), especially helpful when trying to represent the patterned background but still aiming to create the illusion of space/depth and an overall harmony in the picture.
Demos from today's oil painting class: a black and white value study, color study on a yellow ochre ground (the background was also a golden color), color study on an ultramarine blue ground (with a dark blue cloth in the background of our still life). Palette: yellow ochre, lemon yellow, cad red, ultramarine blue and cerulean blue.
In yesterday's still life class we painted a white cup. We began with black and white value study (above) and used that as a road map for the color studies. Palette: yellow ocre, cad red and ultramarine blue.
We followed that with one color study on a neutral grey ground and one on a yellow ocre ground (above). Below: the initial color study I did on a grey ground and an image of it scraped down. Today I worked into it having added cerulean blue, lemon yellow, cad yellow deep and alizarine to my palette.