Fundamentals, Parts I and II: Drawing and Painting the Still-Life
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Back to the basics! It’s been several years since I’ve dedicated a good portion of a course to drawing only, so the time is right to do so again. The first 6 to 7 lessons will only focus on drawing, after which, we will switch to painting.
Using graphite as our medium, Part I – Drawing the Still-Life, will focus on:
- Proportion Keys and Comparative Measuring
- Value – Light and Shade
Part II – Painting the Still-Life, will focus on:
- Understanding the Materials of Oil Painting
- Blocking in a Composition
- Learning Strategies for Managing Light
- Measuring Color Hue, Value, Temperature and Intensity
Required Materials for Part I
- Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
- Box Cutter Knife
- Tiepolo paper, 50 x 70
- Masking Tape
- Mini-eraser (optional)
Required Materials for Part II
- Wood Palette
- 1 Palette Knife
- Linseed oil
- Tintorsetto (this is a substitute for turpentine. Normal solvents are NOT ALLOWED in the studio.)
- Medium Cup or Jar
- 3-4 Bull Hair (Sizes 6 to 10, Filbert)
- 3-4 Wide Short-Handle Hog Bristle (Sizes 0 to 3)
- 3-4 Synthetic Hair (Sizes 6 to 10, Various)
- 3-4 Small Sable (0, 1, 2, 4) or equivalent, if such exist.
- Oil Paint – Note: parenthesis ( ) indicate the brand I use. You are welcome to use a different brand.
- Titanium White or Warm White (Michael Harding)
- Ivory Black (Michael Harding)
- Yellow Ochre Light (Old Holland)
- Cobalt Blue (Old Holland)
- Ultramarine Blue (Old Holland)
- Alizarin Crimson (Michael Harding)
- Cadmium Red Scarlet (Old Holland)
- Venetian Red (Old Holland)
- Raw Umber (Michael Harding)
- Terre Verte (Michael Harding)
- Naples Yellow Light (Micheal Harding)
- Paper Towels
- Wet Wipes
- Paint Rag (an old T-shirt or pair of socks works great)
- Linen Canvas. Recommended size: TBD.
If you need assistance in purchasing your materials, please speak with Paola, Francesca, Raul or Matteo at La Bottega dell’Artista.
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