Thursday, September 26, 2013

John Times Six

Diane Mannion, John Times Six, 12x9" oil on canvas

Mini Lesson

Created this chart as a teaching reference illustrating different ways to approach a painting.  Mini studies, or color thumbnails are helpful for deciding how color and values will look before starting a project.

A.   Simple sketch with transparent orange oxide and brush.  Burnt sienna works just as well.

B.   Sienna toned area, added darks and "erased" highlights with paper towel and Gamsol.

C.   Sienna, ultramarine blue, and white.

D.   Black and white.

E.   Full color.  Ahh, the thrill of pushing colors, playing with vibrations! 

F.  Zorn type palette.  Cadmium red, yellow ochre, black, and white.  An amazing range with such   limited colors!  Perfect for portraits. 

Fall classes have started in Ringling Englewood and VAC Punta Gorda.  Come paint with us!

2 comments: said...

How NEAT! Loved seeing the different approaches. Helps that they are done so well.

Diane Mannion said...

Thank you so much, Julie! Sometimes, it's easier to explain things to my students with pictures rather than words. It isn't easy!