Saturday, December 14, 2013
First Love, Part 2
Having completed the under painting, more highlights and dark areas are added to the background and road to provide contrast. Next, the tree trunks are blocked in on the sides using a dark, rich mixture. At this point, shadows can be added across the road. The rocks are next highlighted, and the script brush is used to add overhanging limbs to the trees. The session is completed by highlighting the tree trunks to create roundness, and a leafy technique is employed to add pockets of leaves and canopies. The session ends with adding spot highlights using complimentary colors to provide balance.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
First Love, Part 3
In this final session, Jerry starts by sketching the figures on the road and using a No. 4 round and flat brush to block in the shapes and then highlight to create roundness by using the quick and decisive one-stroke method. Light purple flowers are added in the foreground as well as red flowers, to add complimentary colors to the painting. Next, Jerry focuses on the center of interest by adding rich highlights and creating light rays using the glazing technique. A No. 2 flat bristle brush is used to provide final highlights to the road, rocks and leaves. Less details and highlights are added around the edge of the painting to maintain the center of interest in the young couple, thus completing the painting.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Evening Glow, Part 1
(16x20 Acrylic) This snowy landscape makes a wonderful greeting card. The lesson starts by under painting the sky with Gesso and then creating the horizontal glow with light orange in the blue sky, being sure to darken the corners. Next, the various values of distant landscape are added, keeping everything soft and smudgy. A dark tree line is then added to the horizon line. Moving from the horizon line to the foreground, a purple bluish gray is blocked in that will be the under painting for the snow. Three values of gray are used to create depth with the land masses. The session is completed by adding the final layer of dimension to the tree line using the script brush.