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1. Watch

View the Online Art Class Demonstration

2. Create

Paint, draw and create your artistic masterpiece!

3.Submit 

Send us an email with a picture of your artwork

4. Chat

We will respond with suggestions and feedback and with permission showcase all the work here!

5. Showcase

A collection of your classes' artwork!

 

1. Watch

Below are the videos for this weeks lesson! 

 

Follow the instructions below each video 

for more information on techniques, equipment required etc.

 

 Week 1 - Rocky Outcrop

 

General Overview Instructions

What you Need:

- Art supplies

- Image from the reproduction image gallery linked below 

Set Up:

  1. Choose pictures from the reproduction image gallery below or CLICK HERE

  2. View Image on screen or Download Image by clicking on arrow (See below)

Welcome Video -

Rocky Outcrop

Timelapse - Week 1

Conte, Charcoal & White Chalk Pastel

Instructions

Make sure read the OVERVIEW information before reading these instructions and commencing your picture

 

1. Commence drawing on your choice of neutral or assorted greys paper. 

2. Place the paper of your choice in the front of your open book. 

3. If you use the rough side do not smudge the paper. If you use the smooth side you can smudge the paper. 

4. You can do several pictures from several different images if you wish. 

5. If you do more than one image you could also use your Kraft pad. 

6. Use contrast, depth of field, perspective, composition and tonal values to support the outcome of this picture. 

7. Use your kneadable rubber to cut marks into your image. Into your bull rushes or other grasses. 

8. When creating a very limited colour picture with Conte, Charcoal and white chalk, you need to create a range of tones from each colour at least 10-12 tones if possible. 

9. Work from Sepia first (dark brown), Charcoal second, then brown sanguine (mid brown) and red sanguine (light red brown). 

10. Finally white soft chalk pastel with attention to tonal range to depict the light quality of the landscape. 

Pastels

Instructions

Make sure read the OVERVIEW information before reading these instructions and commencing your picture

1. Work from  dark pastels to light pastels. For those who have not used pastels before at Lavender Art Studios you will need to break pastels by snapping off one third and putting them in your lid from the darkest to the lightest pastels. Keep them in that order or at least think of them as either darks, mids or lights when looking at any colours you see in the box and and in the subject.

2. If you do not work your picture from dark to light exactly dont worry but watch out for some colours turning muddy. If this happens it is because they are not being laid in the dark to light order. All blending of colours must be dark to light. 

3. For students who are starting pastels for the first time if you are confused or not sure of how to do something please ring me to clarify and work through any issues I can help you with. Remember that is my job and pleasure. 

4. Keep your image soft at first creating tonal areas rather than too many outlines. As your picture takes shape with tonal range keep adding detail gradually and leave the real detail to the very end. 

5. Skate with your pastels to create the curves and flowing directional tones and lines required using kneadable rubber to break them when necessary.

6. Create a rich environment image on your warm pastel paper on the smooth side. 

7. Use your lightest colours to finish the picture and try not to overwork your picture. Leave adequate mid-tone (paper tone) in your picture.

8. Use contrast, depth of field, perspective, composition and tonal values to support the outcome of this picture. 

Oil Painting

Instructions

Make sure read the OVERVIEW information before reading these instructions and commencing your picture

1. Select your colour charts.

2. Mix your selection of colour from the charts.

3. Prepare a colour from your colour charts for the under-colour of your painting in acrylics. Use oils if you do not have acrylics and give your under colour time to dry. 

4. Try not to make your rocky outcrop picture too evenly spaced or organized. Nature's way of self-organizing is not garden like. 

5. Try to keep your picture impressionist and not photo real. You will notice in my demonstration that my painting is very much focused around dappled light. This is deliberately done to simplify the image for the new oil painters to deter them from creating a photo-real outcome.

6. Use contrast, depth of field, perspective, composition and tonal values to support the outcome of this picture. 

7. For students who are starting oil painting for the first time if you are confused or not sure of how to do something, please ring me to clarify and work through any issues. Remember that is my job and pleasure. 

 

2. Create

Enjoy creating with the help of the demonstrations above!

If you have any questions give Greg a call on 

0413 966 299

 

3. submit

Please take a photo of your image and send it over to 

greg.mackay@lavenderartstudios.com.au

by Wednesday 8th April

Note - Please make sure the art is clearly visible in the picture.

 

4. chat

After you have sent over your image, we will review it and send you feedback 

within 3 -5 working days. This feedback will includes comments on your wonderful art,

and some suggestions for alterations and improvements. 

 

5. sHowcase

Once we receive your beautiful creations we will feature them below in our online showcase.

Online Showcase