Laura Wheeler Waring
Weekly 10:;30 Open with Inspirational segment
- Feb 4 Learning Segment: The story behind Laura Wheeler Waring, her life, her art & her models
1) Capturing the bare essentials using what we've learned in January with BASIC SHAPE SHORTCUTS & sketch notes.
2) Outline sketch focusing on the perimeter shapes, lost & found edges
3) Soft value sketch with no details only masses of light medium & dark.
1) A marker or pastel pencil study or watercolor massing general color in a copy of previous weeks sketch.
- Feb 11 Color study & Back Ground
2) Identifying & mixing color or pre- selecting pencils or pastels & setting aside in warms & cools.
3) Block in background with an oil wash or watercolor wash whichever you prefer.
- Feb 18 Sketching the portrait in charcoal & laying in skin tones. I will be using oil colors but You are welcome to use colored pencils, markers, pastels, collage or any medium you are most comfortable in. You can send me you work after this session for critique and we will use for Feb 25 finishing
- Feb 25 Correct & Finish Using critique tips from Feb 18, we wil complete clothing, checking side by side value comparisons and making necessary adjustments. Also tips on signing a study
- Feb 4 Regular inexpensive sketchbook, pencil or charcoal, eraser, tracing paper or copies of week one sketch.
Surface I will be using a 9x12 Stillman Birn Archival Sketchbook but you may work on any surface you choose. I suggest no larger than 11x14.
- Feb 11 Markers, color or pastel pencils or watercolor
Paints The 3 primary colors (use whatever is close to primary that you are familiar with). I will be using Titanium white, Cad Yellow Light, Cad Red and Ultramarine Blue.
Brushes several filberts or flats # 2 & #4, a few detail brushes including a flat #2 about 1/4 inch wide for lettering on background and a few soft watercolor mops to soften with
I will prime my surface (page) with a medium light
peach acrylic wash ahead of time
as I see a warm tone glowing through her painting.
IMAGES we will use are below.
I will try to have these displayed as we are using them
however for your own convenience you may wish to save on your device and/or print.