Tuesday, August 10, 2010
A Good Start! Not Bad!
One of my new students is learning to draw and recognize the full range of values (lights to darks) in a still-life. Her first black and white charcoals she did well. We started with a still-life of a lemon and then moved onto 2 overlapping peaches, both working in charcoal. This is her first oil painting of a grapefruit. We kept it to a limited palette of yellow, white and black (however we did not have black so we used brown). At first she worked on a couple of charcoal drawings of the grapefruit to understand the play of light (values). Rachele's use of charcoal is good, she has a light touch and listens well. This week for homework, she will finish her first still-life of a grapefruit in oil on canvas board. I can't wait to see it!