Posts tagged tonal relationships
Does Your Scene work Better with Two Main Masses or Three?

A recent workshop attendee sent this image of “The Milkmaid” by Joaquín Sorolla and asked about the “lighting.” We had discussed types of light in a breakout session. A lot of my study and understanding of how to interpret an artist’s vision I credit to Quang Ho. It is Quang to whom I give credit for the lightbulb going off (or is it on???) in my head. He uses a few different terms than I. As I absorbed his teaching and tumbled it around in my own mind, these terms are what made more sense to me personally. They are just words, after all,

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How Important is Drawing to my Working Practise? Haidee-Jo Summers

Occasionally I come across a student whose face drops when I mention the discipline of drawing practice. Somewhere along the line they have picked up the belief that drawing skills elude them and are nursing a hope that it’s not that important to being able to paint, which is what they really want to do anyway. After all there are plenty of techniques out there to lean on if your drawing skills are lacking – grids, tracing, projecting, carbon transfer paper…although admittedly these things are not so easy to use in the field.

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