This ten-week course on Monday/Thursday evenings at the Julian Ashton Art School offers a progression of exercises for beginning to advanced students. The course is primarily practical but includes basic instruction in colour and light. For more detail on the theory and practice of colour and light for painters this course can be supplemented with the Colour, Light and Vision holiday workshop.
Students new to oil painting follow a series of exercises progressing from greyscale painting copies and still life paintings to colour mixing instruction and then colour painting copies and still lives. In addition a model poses for warm-up drawings followed by a long pose held for the 10-week term, suitable for painting and extended drawings. For class dates and enrollment information, please see this page.
Photographs from Term 4, 2014:
Interactive Munsell exercise
Pigment Database. Click on a colour to got to pigment information listed by pigment code.
Compilation of out-of-copyright books on painting, colour etc., available for free download:
My page on colour mixing in paints
For an outline of the sequence of basic painting exercises leading up to figure painting please seem my pdf for my NAS class: OPWCL2014.pdf (0.67 mb).
Snezana, David Briggs, oil on canvas.
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