Friday, August 10, 2018

Anything Goes What's on the Shelf

Last week we brought to class unconventional substrates to paint on. August will be lessons using different media and different substrates. Lots of interesting substrates were brought in as you can see from the video. Lower the sound, couldn't find out how to not use sound. This was the halfway point where discussed our work in progress. 

 I chose to bring to class the styrofoam food containers. Worked in oil crayons and oils. Wanted to go "with" the original use and do figurative work but found difficulties with the three-dimensional walls of the substrate.  In the end, I painted over and then packaged the product.


Baby Peppers  SALE

It was a fun project!
Tomorrow "Assemblage"

Friday, August 3, 2018

Are We Really in August

This summer is certainly going fast. Last lesson in our intro into oil painting. Our mentor Ariel Asseo,  How to layout the colors on our palette, the importance of putting out all our colors, 2 of each primary, 2 whites and a brown. How to read a reference landscape photo and lots of other tips along the way.

I brought a few photos and chose, in the end, one of the rolling fields of Heval Lachish that I shot. Really miss these views. Views that I see traveling back from Hamai Yoav Spa.

Again working on a heavy gessoed paper that I painted a foundation of burnt sienna in acrylic. I am really enjoying working on gessoed paper.

Oh How I Miss You Hevel Lachish
Oils on Gessoed Paper
20 x 13.75 "

Next week we have a month of "Mixed Media". Not the kind that you are used to like collage, drawing, and painting etc. Asked to bring in unconventional supports. Will keep you informed!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Summer Heat and Catching Up

My computer room/studio has no AC! Summer heat, we all know summer heat plus humidity!
What I don't get done in the morning when the room is relatively cool, just doesn't get done. Then I keep procrastinating.

July at the workshop is all about oils. Most paint with acrylics so for them it's their first taste of using oils. Some like it and some don't. We are getting very specific lessons, YAY, in the use of oils in the classic way. Think I wrote about this before. Anyway, first light charcoal sketches (real), working in sienna or raw umber in a tonal study, and then adding color. Learning to put down the masses/shapes and not get tied down in details.

Have also done some figure sketches with color.

Study in Oils
13.75 x 17 "
On Gessoed Paper

Study in Greens
19.75 x 13.75 "
Gessoed Paper

Figure after Mattisse Drawing
Charcoal + Caran D'ache Neocolor I Crayons + Oils
13.75 x 19.5
Gessoed Paper 

Reclining Woman
Charcoal + Caran D'ache Neocolor I Crayons + Oils
19.5 x 13.75 "
Gessoed Paper
Model from Croquis Cafe 

Uri on Boat Vietnam
Raw Umber Tonal Study
19.5 x 13.75 "
Gessoed Paper

Uri on Boat Vietnam
Caran D'ache Neocolor I Crayons  + Medium
19.5 x 13.75 "
Gessoed Paper