Do not fail, as you go on, to draw something every day, for no matter how little it is, it will be well worth while, and it will do you a world of good."
Cennino Cennini

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


 Some drawings from the afternoon class.  Carol took photos of the morning class and I'll post them when I get them.
 Jim Lyon, LJ Ward, Roger Lawrence, Tim Walker & Christy Bourque

Sharon Mantor helped me to realize that my syllabus for the course has been altered just slightly.  So, I'm going to post what I hope will be covered in the weeks that we have left.  You will not have missed anything, really, aside from being forced to paint a drapery study or a cast! Here we go...
FEBRUARY 27 - Continuing the mono-chromatic still life painting.

MARCH 6 - Finishing the mono-chromatic painting.
MARCH 13 - Starting color. Start and finish a color study.

Lemon - Color Study 

MARCH 20 - COLOR WASH - Begin a painting (in color) of the still life of which you've already made a mono-chromatic painting.  The beginning stage is called a Color Wash. The color wash is very much like the monochromatic painting you'll be doing - with paint thinned with Gamsol - very transparent and using color and value. (Using tracing paper, you'll transfer the line drawing you've been working on to a new panel. This way, you won't have to re-draw the still life. I'll show you how on Saturday - if you don't already know how).
MARCH 27 -  Complete the color wash.
APRIL 3 - FORM PAINTING - Begin the form painting process.  I'll demonstrate.
APRIL 10 - Continue form painting of your still life.
APRIL 17 - Begin Figure/Portrait Drawing. THE DREADED BLOCK-IN!
APRIL 24 - NO CLASS (this is the week of Festival of the Arts)
MAY 1 - Figure/Portrait Drawing. THE CONTOUR & TURNING FORM.
MAY 8 - Figure/Portrait Drawing. TURNING FORM. FINISH.

Not much time left! Time really goes by quickly.  I will try very hard to get you more studio time so that you can complete your still life paintings.  That time will have to be on a Sunday or on a week night when there is nothing else going on in the studio.  Also, the fruit MIGHT have to be replaced! Sorry!
I will offer another course - just don't know what the dates will be yet.  I will let you know!

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