‘CREATING A MONOCHROME OIL STUDY USING A ‘WIPE-OFF’ APPROACH’
Penrith Art Club One-day Workshop – Open to Non-members (£55)
Saturday 5th November 10-4pm at Stainton Village Hall, Stainton, Penrith
Tutor: Joan Prickett
Working in monochrome removes the bewildering distraction of colour choices and paint mixing options whilst utilising a ‘wipe-off’ technique with rags helps artists stop getting lost in over fussy detailing at the outset. Oil paint is applied to cover a prepared surface then removed to provide a first ‘take’ on a subject. By a continued process of removing then adding paint a tonal image gradually emerges. During the workshop my demonstration will focus on portraiture but the approach and skills easily transfer to other subject matter eg animals, still life or landscape. Each participant will be helped to develop a study from their own choice of subject. The work created may be used later as an underpainting, a study for a full colour painting or taken to completion as a monochrome image.
Bring a good photo, tablet or magazine image. Alternatively, work from life – do a self-portrait from a mirror image (bring a mirror and the apparatus to support it) or bring a soft toy or other object that appeals to you.
A4 or A3 sketching pad + Pen (a biro will do) for a warm-up exercise.
Range of brushes (those used for acrylic painting are fine for use with oils); Rags; Kitchen Roll; Cotton Buds; Easel (table or free standing); Palette (a small domestic saucer or plate will do)
*Burnt Sienna oil paint, low-odour solvent + a prepared surface will be provided for each participant.