Thursday, 18 August 2016

Demo Still Life

This is my demo from yesterday.
A lovely lady is coming to me once a week to learn to paint in oil.
She is an interior designer so has an eye for colour and can really see the tones so I don't believe she will need many lessons. 
Just mixing the colours is really the best exercise I can give her. 
The first week, we started off with a basic vase of flowers , sweet peas from her garden...she instantly loved the whole process of mixing...okay she might not have managed to get the colours she had hoped for, but she could see the tones.
Last week I set her a couple of exercises I use in my weekly winter classes, painting two small paintings from black and white photos and using only two colours , not black and white obviously. My students all love these exercises, some asking to do them again and again.
This week I feel my lady made great strides as we sat, side by side, I was mixing from my palette, she was mixing from hers. I really enjoy mixing muted tones .
Next week we will be using palettes knives as well as brushes on a small seascape. I do love teaching what I know!

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