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2. Create

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4. Chat

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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 3 - Woodland

 

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 -

Woodland

Timelapse - Week 3

Conte, Charcoal & White Chalk Pastel

Instructions

Make sure read the OVERVIEW information, and watch the Welcome and Timelapse videos before reading these instructions and commencing your picture

 

1. Commence drawing on your either your neutral pad, grey pad or Kraft pad. 

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

6. Use your kneadable rubber to cut marks into your image. Make as many different kinds of marks as possible to describe what you see.

7. Remember to leave generous amounts of your mid-tone colour coming through in your image. 

8. On this occasion we need to introduce white chalk lightly and early in the sky area of the background of your picture, to create atmospheric contrast remembering that the light is lightest on the horizon. 

Pastels

Instructions

Make sure read the OVERVIEW information, and watch the Welcome and Timelapse videos before reading these instructions and commencing your picture

1. Work from  dark pastels to light pastels. 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. 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. 

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

5. Create a rich environment image on your pastel paper.

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

7. When using the white chalk vary the pressure you place on the white pastel to get a broad range of light tones that need to be introduced all over your picture. Take note of how I finish the demonstration to illustrate this point clearly. 

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, and watch the Welcome and Timelapse videos 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 nearly dry. 

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

5. When applying the atmospheric light early in your picture, apply it with your brush and smudge it with your finger or with a cloth to create an early horizon using light blues mixed with white. 

6. You might like to try using your paint knife, as per the demonstration, to be playful and not outcome orientated.  Scrape a moderate amount of paint onto the side of your paint knife and apply the knife to the painting with a view to letting the colour partially mix on the surface of the painting. You will experience some loss of control of colour placement that is quickly replaced by pleasant surprises from unexpected outcomes. 

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

8. 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 13th May

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