Friday, January 17, 2014

a happy hum

acrylic painting demo
Yesterday was the first day of my winter six week 'Time to Paint' sessions.  We discussed the role of values in the painting process, stepped through a demo to a painting by simplifying into a 3 value study first.  Soon a happy hum of creativity filled the studio. 
This term I have 5 students in the afternoon and 2 in the morning. The small group is perfect for a cozy creative atmosphere.
I rearranged my studio which created more space for everyone to be in the same room, as last term we were split into 2 different rooms.  I like this arrangement much better.   
Below you can see the demo process I went through to take this photo resource to a painting...first a graphite value sketch, then an exercise we did taking the image to a 3 value study in one colour...then the painting itself.  The purpose of the exercise is to simplify the information within the photo resource to make it easier to interpret.  Well, that's the theory, anyways!
acrylic painting demo process


  1. Wow! I can imagine how fun this would be. Aren't you wonderful! Lucky people studying with you and great painting.

    XOXOXOXO Barbara

  2. Sally, I love the demo painting! I love the photo of your studio and your students. I agree having everyone together must make for a wonderful art experience. Great post today!
    Your USA art buddy!


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