Thursday, September 2, 2010
New Painting Class
I started a new painting class this week. The instructor told me beforehand that she would have me paint a pear so that she could show me how she teaches, and so she can see where I am as a student. I took several canvas panels that I had toned with burnt sienna. She asked me if I had one that wasn't toned, because she uses a different method. Luckily I had one.
She had me use transparent umber and transparent burn sienna to make an underpainting and then lift off paint to make the lighter areas. Her teaching method involves making an underpainting for every painting. This is unlike any teaching I've ever had. I hope I have the patience!
8" X 10" oil on canvas panel
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