Technical Insights from “Not Far from Home” #20 « daniel gerhartz April 2, 2012 Warm, Cool, Warm… One of the key elements that I have taken away from years of painting from life is the heightened awareness of the warm /cool interplay on the subject as the form turns. Masterpieces Painted By The Chinese A Van Gogh? You’ve got it. A Dali? You’ve got it. A Rubens? You’ve got it. s Best Photos by chrisaqua47 Flickr Hive Mind is a search engine as well as an experiment in the power of Folksonomies. All thumbnail images come directly from Flickr, none are stored on Flickr Hive Mind. These photos are bound by the copyright and license of their owners, the thumbnail links take to you to the photos (as well as their copyright and license details) within Flickr.
The Watercolour Academy: How to Mix 156 Colours from just 6 There’s a secret to mixing fresh, pure watercolours. You can spend hundreds on individual tubes or pans of paint. Or you can make a colour chart like I show you in the lesson below and you’ll never need more than the 6 colours I recommend. The Watercolour Academy Here's a full list of the lessons that make up the complete Watercolour Academy. QUESTIONS I've received a ton of questions about the Academy, which I'm going to answer tomorrow. Questions include: Can I take just one Module or do I have to take them all? How dopes the Academy differ from Watercolour Secrets? How do I access/sign up for the Academy?
The Watercolour Academy: Eye-Popping Watercolour Florals Made Easy Firstly, thanks for all the comments on the blog. I've tried to acknowledge every one but there's hundreds and I'm struggling to keep up. If you have a specific question, it's still not too late email me using my private email address (don’t reply to this email as the reply-address isn't monitored): firstname.lastname@example.org Today’s lesson comes from our Floral Module. Color Wheel - Color Calculator The color wheel is a chart representing the relationships between colors. Based on a circle showing the colors of the spectrum originally fashioned by Sir Isaac Newton in 1666, the colour wheel he created serves many purposes today. Painters use it to identify colors to mix and designers use it to choose colors that go well together. The classic color wheel shows hues arranged in a circle, connected by lines or shapes. The colors include primary colors (red, yellow, and blue), secondary colors (orange, green, and violet), and tertiary colors (yellow green, blue green, blue violet, red violet, red orange, and yellow orange). Secondary colors are created by mixing primary colors.
Denis Clavreul - Mon parcours, ma démarche - Illustrateur et artiste - Docteur en écologie For 10 years, I studied biology and ecology at the universities of Nantes and Rennes, receiving a PhD in Ecology. I became a full-time artist and illustrator in 1984. I work mainly in pencil and watercolour. I have illustrated a variety of books and magazine articles, covering wildlife and ecology, for different french publishers and national parks. Why values are so hard - and how to start getting them more right You’ll often hear accomplished painters talking about the importance of values. The reason is simple: value is one of the foundations of realistic drawing and painting. In fact, if you were to pressure me, I’d say it’s the foundation. SHORT: Joan Jonas: Drawings About This episode features Joan Jonas drawing in her Manhattan studio, and on stage at the Umeå Jazz Festival in Sweden. "Drawing is like practicing the piano, because the first ones that I do often don't come out so I have to practice," says Jonas who handicaps herself by attaching her ink brushes and oil sticks to long rods or branches. "It's almost accidental if they turn out." While showing archived drawings of her dogs and an owl, Jonas discusses her interest in capturing an animal’s character through portraiture. CREDITS: Producer: Ian Forster.
Still Life with Japanese Cup and Silver Egg Cup Oil on Panel 4″ X 6″ Painting with a Limited Palette After the heady excitement of painting with four colours at once in the last painting, I came back down to earth with this one and did another raw sienna and ultramarine blue study. Well, mostly back to earth. I did add a touch of yellow ochre to the inside of the egg cup at the end, it just felt like it wanted a little more chroma.
100 Still Life Drawings This series of still life drawings in charcoal, pastel and conte are exercises in value. I set myself to do 100 of these studies, in order to develop a greater understanding of value and how to translate light into drawings and paintings. Bowl of walnuts, shows how I approached the setting up and completion of many of the earlier version of these drawings. Click on the images to be taken to a larger version. Many (but not all) of these drawings have blog posts with descriptions of how they were done.
The Most Important Painting Skill You Didn’t Know You Needed This little painting of a freesia is my first attempt with oil paints for quite some time. I was so energised starting this painting. As soon as I got out the easel and set it up, as soon as the paints came out, as soon as I opened the tub of turps and the smell of pine trees filled the room it all came flooding back to me. This is where I’m meant to be, among these smells, in the depth of this charged silence, infused with the calm tension that precedes a painting session.