Thursday, March 28, 2013

Trees, please!

The assignment for the painting class this week is to choose a tree in your yard or close to your home and do two sketches and a painting.

  • The first sketch is a study of the tree - its structure, shape, branches and sky holes. 
  • The second sketch is a value study of the shapes of the tree and its surrounding. Use only three values; light, medium and dark. Do this in a comp ratio of 3:4.
  • Paint in full color on a 6 x 8" or 9 x 12" canvas. Paint from life. Finish the painting in no more than one hour. The pencil study and the value comp are focused study. The painting is intuitive. Paint without fear. Paint fast. Cover the canvas.

Bring the sketches and painting to class for a group critique. I will bring mine in and do a one hour demo of a tree in class.

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