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Monotone (Exercise)

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This exercise will increase your intimacy with brushwork, The etiquette of painting And the true challenges involved In representation. This is the door to what we call negotiation in this class - The push and pull of paintwork and the soft decisions that have to be made when control is acquired.

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Monotone (Exercise)

  1. 1. MONOTONE WWW.VISUALQUEST.ARTMONOTONE SUGGESTED MATERIAL Black and white gouache, quality paper, black pen, a previously prepared composition thumbnail. EXERCISE Utilizing your thumbnail as a guide, quickly perform a gesture drawing from a reference or still life. Mixing the black and white to create all the possible mixtures you can make with it, you will paint paying particular attention to surface behaviors, textures and lighting patterns. Progressing from the general to the particular always, Lay down big behaviors first and look for exceptions later. Allow yourself time. Negotiate with the paint the many transitions, soft and hard edges, extreme darks and extreme whites coming later. Make sure there's a clear relationship between mid values, dark values and light values. Keep painting as long as necessary, control the center of attention through contrast. Every mark helps tells the story. GOALS This exercise will increase your intimacy with brushwork, The etiquette of painting And the true challenges involved In representation. This is the door to what we call negotiation in this class - The push and pull of paintwork and the soft decisions that have to be made when control is acquired.
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