Paint intermediate first lesson

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Overview of issues addressed in Painting Intermediate taught by Glenn Hirsch at UC Berkeley Extension's SF Downtown Design Center Mondays, 630pm-930pm February 10 – May 5, 2014. For more information, email glennhirsch@earthlink.net or visit http://www.glennhirsch.com/id9.html

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Paint intermediate first lesson

  1. 1. Painting Intermediate First Lesson Glenn Hirsch
  2. 2. Contents 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Color and Light Chromatic Scales to enhance “Light” Review of Painting Technique Limited Palette Paintings Emphasizing “Light” Chromatic Scales examples (apples)
  3. 3. PART I Color and Light
  4. 4. • • • • • • • ‘light’ = ‘emotion’ = ‘contrast’ contrast of light and dark contrast of orange against purple Contrast of layers: the dark purple is painted on top of the orange under-layer The technique is called ‘GLAZING” Transparent layers over each other Each layer is painted, and then dried, before proceeding to the next
  5. 5. Light can also be found in an abstract painting
  6. 6. Part II Warm/cool color concept in “Chromatic Scales”
  7. 7. • Contrast of warm and cool versions of each color
  8. 8. Chromatic scale in reds to enhance the illusion of “light” • • • Lighter b/w value in the light Brighter intensity in the light Warmer (orangey) red in the light (vs bluer purplish) red in the shadow
  9. 9. Chromatic scale • • • • Step by Step: Light to dark Bright to dull Warm to cool
  10. 10. Black and white is the “value” of the color
  11. 11. • Chromatic scale
  12. 12. • Monet • Variety of warm and cool blues • Dragged into each other wet-into-wet
  13. 13. • This isn’t a ‘rule,’ it’s a ‘recipe’ to enhance the illusion of ‘light’
  14. 14. Part III Review of Painting Technique
  15. 15. • First do a thumbnail sketch on a separate piece of paper • No detail – block in the light & shadow
  16. 16. • A very rough ‘thumbnail’ sketch on a separate piece of paper first
  17. 17. • First step • Block in the whole composition, including the light and shadow
  18. 18. • • Then let dry and clarify Painting the background also redefines the edge of the foreground shape (eg, in this case, the cheek)
  19. 19. • • • • Painting in transparent layers = “glazing” step 1 let it dry then step 2
  20. 20. Part IV A Limited Palette Painting (black, white, blue and brown)
  21. 21. Part V “Chromatic Scales” Examples: still life (apples)
  22. 22. • Make the color ‘sing’ with contrast of light/dark and warm/cool
  23. 23. • • Chromatic scale Oil (Georgia O’Keefe)
  24. 24. • Chromatic scale Watercolor (Charles Demuth)
  25. 25. • Chromatic scale Acrylic (Robert Haemmerling)
  26. 26. • Jos Van Riswick
  27. 27. • Famous artists practice apples (Paul Cezanne)
  28. 28. • Paul Cezanne

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