Just a few...
Each demo was completed in just about an
hour; the oils are of students in each respective class, and the black
and white piece completed from a scrap of photo reference, originally
taken for another project.
All the demos in this batch
were done without any preliminary pencil drawings, just attacked with a
brush from the start. The oils were completed using a limited palette
of titanium white, cadmium yellow light, yellow ochre, cadmium red
light, permanent alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue and cerulean blue,
with some sap green thrown in for mixing up blacks and some burnt umber
to tone the support. They're painted on canvas, linen, and prepared
paper, respectively. The acrylic piece was completed on an acrylic
primed sheet of Fabriano Soft Press 140 lb watercolor paper.
should probably put a step by step at some point, but for now finishing
an image with a dozen or so students huddled around might have been
In other related news, this Friday, the 9th of December, I'm looking forward to conducting an after school oil painting workshop at Millburn High School here in NJ, working from a model and broken up into a one hour demo and two hours of supervised painting on the part of the students.