Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Night Sail, Part 2
Jerry begins this episode with the discussion of a tip regarding the sanding of a canvas and why it is something every artist should consider it important. Then he begins with a dry brush blending technique to finish up the sky and the creation of rain clouds in the horizon. A lightning bolt, an unexpected moon and the glow of the lightning are all added to the dramatic storm cloud sky. The swells of the ocean waves and the tossed about sail boat are all blocked in with their values.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Adobe Sunrise, Part 1
(18 x 24 Canvas Board; Acrylic Medium) In this episode, Jerry does a basic sketch of the adobe building then with the #10 bristle brush under paints sunrise sky - then smoothes it out with hake brush. Then he blocks in distant hills and trees - the under paints snow with darker values with #6 bristle brush. Then he re-establishes the sketch with soft vine charcoal. Then finishes this episode by blocking in the dark areas of the building with the #4 bristle brush and adds brighter glow to sky.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Night Sail, Part 3
Jerry demonstrates how to paint the water so that it appears to have movement; he demonstrates using a variety colors and glazes to bring the water to life with the addition of white caps, spray and even swells. All of this is done with an eye on the negative space and the connectivity of lightly skimmed lines on the water.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Adobe Sunrise, Part 2
In this session, Jerry begins blocking in the adobe building to create its 3 dimensional form with the #4 bristle brush. Then with the #4 script brush he paints in all of the distant dead trees behind the adobe building. Then he blocks in the doors and windows with darker values, and paints in the support poles next to the garage area.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Night Sail, Part 4
Jerry blocks in the shape of the boat and sail. He discusses the proper technique for painting white by using a gray underpainting, and he demonstrates the technique while using a chisel brush. After blocking in the white, he mixes Alizarin Crimson and Dioxazine Purple to create the underpainting for the red portion of the sails. Carefully creating the light and dark values of the white and the red portions of the sail. He then blocks in the cabin and adds glazes to the water and shows the importance of adding light to the water (even at night) and how to properly connect it through the use of negative space.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Adobe Sunrise, Part 3
At this point Jerry under-paints the snow on the roof and the tops of the adobe walls and snow drifts against base of building. Then with the #6 bristle brush, he under-paints the adobe oven. Now with the #4 chisel brush he blocks in miscellaneous poles and some of the odd components attached to the building. Then he switches to smaller bristle or sable brushes and paints on the first layer of highlights of the snow. He now finishes by scumbling on the texture of the adobe walls.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Night Sail, Part 5
Jerry finishes up the boat sails and the body of the boat in this episode. He uses a #4 bristle brush with white glazes on the sail making sure to leave the brush strokes so that the sail appears to be blowing in the wind. He then uses Cadmium Red to finish out the portion of the sail. Any final details on the boat and the water are completed before the final step which is splattering. Jerry demonstrates how to take a toothbrush, mix gesso white and splatter the spray of the water in and around the boat, the white caps and how to remove the over spray.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Adobe Sunrise, Part 4
In this final session Jerry begins the process of painting in all of the miscellaneous and final highlights to give the building and the surrounding snow the early-morning glow. Also he adds final details on building and surrounding area like grasses, bushes, tall weeds, and miscellaneous accent highlights at the base of all the objects that are seated in the snow using the #4 round sable brush.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Two of a Kind, Part 1
This is the beginning program of a series Jerry Yarnell has prepared for water miscible oils by painting on a 12 x 16 canvas board. In this collection Jerry offers all the tips/tricks and special knowledge for all of his students that enjoy oil painting. In each episode Jerry elaborates how to use water miscible oils, the difference between traditional oils and water miscible oils. He answers the controversial questions of painting and mixing with such a delightful medium. In this episode Jerry concentrates on the proper painting of the background.