Tonal study, paper bag demo, oil on paper

Paper bag study, oil on paper

Paper bag study, oil on paper

Fundamentals of Painting, Problem I

A new session of my painting class is under way.

At first glance this looks like the old fave, tonal wash paper bag study problem and in fact it is although with a very interesting refinement.
Start with a medium value all over your page. Use a 2″ brush. Get it even. Then without any measuring, sketching, mapping, outlining or drawing of any sort, start modelling the form as directly as you can manage. It’s like working with clay, just push and pull the forms into a rough structure then work to refine the light, push and pull the space.
Drop-ins welcome on Tuesday nights. Let’s paint.

 

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