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2. Create

Paint, draw and create your artistic masterpiece!

3.Submit 

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4. Chat

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

5. Showcase

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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 4 - Fruit & Vegetables

General Overview Instructions

What you Need:

Fruit

Select various fruits and vegetables from your fruit bowl and fridge. Choose various shapes, sizes and colours to make your arrangement interesting and dynamic.

You may choose to include a bread board, table cloth or fruit basket as well in your arrangement, however they are not essential. 

Set Up:

  1. Place still life objects at least 1/2 metre away from you. 

  2. Sit on bench stool with your easel angled towards the still life.

  3. If you are using a board without an easel, it is best to put an object (eg. fruit) behind your board and angle it on a 45-65 degree angle.

Lesson Timelapse

WEek 4 - Charcoal & Conte

Full Lesson

Instructions

 

1. Commence drawing on Canson Neutral Tones Pad, assorted greys, Kraft pad, or single grey pad using the smooth side of the paper.

2. Open book behind the paper selected tearing it out first.

3. Commence with your Sepia conte (dark brown) and then use charcoal to put in shadows and darker lines, then use other contes and white chalk to finish the picture.  

4. Use your knead-able rubber to cut marks into your picture where necessary.

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

6. Watch the demo closely and read the additional Extended Notes. 

WEek 4 - Pastels

Full Lesson

Instructions

 

1. Arrange your pastels and work from  dark pastels to light pastels.

2. Hold pastels up to still life to compare colour options and blends of various pastel combinations.

3. Skate with your pastels to create the curves required using kneadable rubber to break them where necessary. Also use tracking to create texture where necessary. 

4. Create a rich and vibrant image on black or dark blue pastel paper on the smooth side. 

5. On black paper or dark blue paper, also add black pastel. Finally use your lightest colours to finish the picture. 

6. Earth your shadows with purples or violet blues. Each piece of fruit or vegetables has 5-7 colours to describe it adequately. 

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

8. Watch the demo closely and read the additional Extended Notes.

WEek 4 - Oils

Full Lesson

Instructions

1. Select your colour charts.

2. Mix your selection of colour from the charts.

3. Prepare a dark or mid-colour or background for your painting in acrylics or oils.

4. Keep a minimal image with tones until you are happy with your composition.

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

6. Watch the demo closely and read the additional Extended Notes.

 

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 20th 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 days. This feedback will includes comments on your wonderful art,

and some suggestions for alterations and improvements. 

 

5. sHowcase

Find the online showcase at the button below!