Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Great class on saturday! All the participant have done good paintings of this week's model- a wonderful model who sports a long white beard. I was so happy for everyone. I will have to post some of my students paintings after we are finished'

Here is the study I did in "grisaille" which is an underpainting in raw umber,black and white. I did it this way because one of the students wanted to learn the Renaissance technique of underpainting.Many of the french painters like Boucher, Nattoir and others used this technique. It is especially effective for people with light complexions

You start with an umber drawing then build the complexion with a mix of raw umber, black and white

and paint all the values using only these 3 colors. After it dries, then you glaze on the colors,