PAINTING WHITES WITHOUT WHITE
This amazing ONE DAY studio oil workshop will be a hands on day full of exercises and lecture to help you to better understand how to avoid using white in your painting. Whether whitecaps on a wave, a bouquet of hydrangea or fresh cut peonies, or a simple and elegant egg - using every other color and holding off on the use of white will help you to create interest. It will also help you tell the story in a more complete way rather than adding white upon white upon white, like icing a cake.
How to think about the whites in your work and the elements that affect the color will be a solid foundation that we will build upon in this day of study. Mixing work boards to help diagram the concepts that we will be discussing will greatly help you comprehend how to think and how to manage the whites. Palette progressions, mixing exercises, and basic organization of your greens will help you know how and why you go to certain baselines in various situations. Much time will be allowed for individual discussion and review in a systematic rotation.
Demos and individual discussions/instruction will help each student to produce some sample boards that will help them remember the lessons of the day. No actual paintings will be done - only exercises with reference to Douglas’ paintings for lecture and demo. The various sample boards that you work through with your own paint will be invaluable studio reference as you work on future paintings. Whether a fresh new painting, or correcting some problems, this workshop will give you a better understanding, a better knowledge of the questions to ask yourself going forward with your whites!
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