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DETAILS For May 12
Working SIDE BY SIDE
as we LEARN FROM THE OLD MASTERS

10 AM to 12 NOON
9:30 pre-class session if you need a portrait drawing refresher course.
SUPPLIES - This week we will get the portrait drawn in with charcoal.
SURFACE:  Paper, canvas, or board, I'll be using the Stillman Birn Sketchbook with the page primed with Zinsser & a cool tone as noted below.
CHARCOAL - I prefer thin, willow vine charcoal. 
CANVAS or PAPER TONE - Kinstler who studied Sargents techniques, used a cool gray tone (Cerulean Blue & Raw Sienna). I will tone my canvas with this cool gray. 
PAINT - Sargent used these colors:  White, Naples Yellow, Yellow Ochre,  (English Red), Red Ochre, Vermillion, Ivory or Coal Black, and Prussian Blue.
I will be using WHITE, Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Vermillion or Cad Red, Ivory Black & Prussian blue. We will not likely get to color this week! 
BRUSHES - Filberts #2, #4, #6 (also flats & rounds) See & read more about Sargents brushes here https://seattleartistleague.com/2018/07/09/notes-on-sargent-brushes/

READ ABOUT SARGENT'S TECHNIQUES HERE. 
 https://www.keenewilson.com/page/2947/john-singer-sargents-painting-techniques
STARTING: "According to his pupil, Miss Heyneman, with a bit of charcoal he placed the head with no more than a few careful lines over which he passed a rag, so that it was a perfectly clean grayish colored canvas (which he preferred), faintly showing where the lines had been. Then he began to paint. At the start he used sparingly a little turpentine to rub in a general tone over the background and to outline the head (the real outline where the light and shadow meet, not the place where the head meets the background), to indicate the mass of the hair and the tone of the dress. The features were not even suggested. This was a matter of a few moments. For the rest he used his color without a medium of any kind, neither oil, turpentine or any other mixture."
Here's the tentative agenda:
  • 9:30 to 10 A before-class session PowerPoint 
  • 10 to 10:15 Drawing demo (you watch while I draw)
  • 10:15 to 11 You drawing the figure with paint or other medium you choose. I will have the image on the screen for you to look at. 
If you want to set up your camera so I can see what you are doing, I will watch and give you input as you work.  You can also send me images of your work after the class & I will get back with you as soon as I can with critique.
  • 11 to 11:15 Correct drawing & possibly mass in background & hair (You watch while I demo)
  • 11:15 to 12 You work-I oversee & cheer you on. I will have the image on the screen for you to look at. 
 

Join Zoom Meeting for TUESDAY ART CLASS
https://zoom.us/j/973855675
 
REMINDER: If you have lots of background noise, please mute your microphone after you join in case the demo has already started. And the same during the class session.
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