Showing posts from February 1, 2015

Portait of an Apple

Portrait of an Apple
charcoal value under-painting
I missed working with you all last week! This snow is getting to be annoying!!!

I have a still life photo of some fruit that I printed out so that we all can work together. I will ask you to find your own composition from the photo. This should spark an interesting discussion about shape and size of the surface, etc.

Then we will...
Do a small, quick value study in your sketchbook - focused on composition and value. Like this one to the right...Do a charcoal under-painting on your surface like the one above. I will choose a palette and do a demo that will finish this lovely apple portrait. Then you will choose a palette for your painting to paint on top of your under-painting!
Sound like fun?  Judy I have been asked for more demos, so here is one I found on YouTube that you might enjoy! I've never seen the crumbled pastel, brayer thing before!