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General Painting – Term 2 2020 – Project 4

PROJECT 4 – THE COLOUR GREEN

This is the fourth ‘General Painting’ project (2 weeks).

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

– Sketch pad
– Charcoal
– A surface to paint on: canvas , primed ply (wood) or primed cardboard if necessary (best primed with acrylic paint or Gesso)
– Oil Paints:
Raw sienna
Cadmium yellow
Lemon yellow
Prussian blue
Cobalt Blue
Cerulean Blue
Cadmium Red
White
Black

OVERVIEW / BRIEFING

THE PROCESS

COLOUR MIXING

Please watch and listen to Krysia’s explanation.

Your first assignment is to create one suite (one set) of 33 colour swatches of your own. 

Kindly photograph your swatches and submit to art@splashout.net.au for your Tutor’s feedback.

Required colours
Three different suites of colour mixes
Krystyna's hard working rag (an artist's best friend)

MIXING GREENS WITH KRYSIA C

Please view following video about how to mix up your greens with Krystyna C.

MIXING GREENS – DEMONSTRATION

Please view demonstration by Krystyna of how to mix greens

MIXING GREENS – WRAP UP

Please enjoy this final wrap up of the process by Krystyna

COMPOSITION

Still life or landscape (open or closed)

The next stage is to set up your composition in your sketchbook (with charcoal or pencil).

See below for some landscape inspiration from other artists and photographs.

Photograph your sketch/composition and email to art@splashout.net.au for feedback.

Composition in charcoal/pencil
Tonal blocks of dark and mids
Kathy's final painting

PHOTOGRAPH SAMPLES

Printable versions of some images of green for pleasure and convenience – please view the pdf file HERE (printable)

OR alternatively, use your own image or something downloaded from the internet.

ENJOY SOME SAMPLES OF OTHER ARTISTS’ WORK IN GREEN

PAINTING

Once you’ve received feedback on your sketch, complete your painting using your new palette of colours.

Photograph your final painting and email to art@splashout.net.au for feedback.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

IMPORTANT: Remember you have a choice of either a landscape or a still life set up that you create yourself.

Assignment 1:  Send in a photo of your suite of colour swatches to:  art@splashout.net.au
Tutors will give quick feedback.

Assignment 2:  After receiving Tutor feedback on your colour mixing, please proceed with your drawing composition and email in for feedback.

Assignment 3:  Send in your photo of the completed painting when finished.
THE PROJECT IS TIMED AS A 2 WEEK EXERCISE.
Tutors will give speedy and thorough feedback.

Remember to email in any questions if you require additional assistance.

All the best for now – enjoy the project.