Tuesday, 29 January 2013

1st Lesson - Greek Steps

Everyone wanted to do a larger size painting this time, so we chose a theme that would suit the bigger canvas.  The canvas is 40cm wide by 77cm high with double thick edges.  I found a few Greek photos of mine and put some of them together to create our own individual paintings, using our imagination as well.  So, we all roughly drew in the steps and added pots, cats etc.

Time to paint.  Start from the top making sure that any detail is out-of-focus.  We want those steps to virtually disappear up and out of the painting.  I'm using Cobalt and Cadmium Red for the shadows to start with.  It makes a dirty purple - we don't want any bright colours at this stage.

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