Light and Shadow Workshop

This workshop will be conducted by Gregory. In his own words:

Light and Shadow
Value Relationships

If I were to have my way I would've wanted to study values before drawing. Without values it is impossible to sort the two worlds of light and shadow. So, I have put something together that I think will help those who want a better understanding of the two worlds.

What we see in the shadows is just as important as what we see in the light.

Although there is no substitute for direct observation, it is clear that knowledge of values and how to use them to represent the effect of light is paramount to successful drawing and painting. Value is POWER.

Ultimately, studying values and how they relate to one another whether by narrow or wide contrasts will greatly enhance your ability to represent the world around you.
I want to help the beginner as well as the novice understand this world of values much better to have a more fulfilling experience in painting.
If there is time I will try to do a portrait demo as well to show how values work in charcoal.
Things you’ll need for this workshop.
Paper towels
A tube of black paint and white paint (oil paint) if you cant get that I will provide some.
A couple of brushes ( whatever you’re used to)
I will bring odorless mineral spirits as well as canvas paper.
Bring a camera or a video recorder
A notebook and a pen or pencil.
I will try to do a color demo as well.
This workshop will be very informative. This is why I suggest taking notes. If I do a demo I will draw names from a hat and give it to the winner.
I look forward to seeing you there.

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  • Cathy

    I really liked the workshop! I hope Greg will do more!

    May 2, 2013

  • Gregory

    Those brownies were awesome.

    May 2, 2013

  • Gregory

    I want to thank everyone for letting my passion run wild at this meetup. Everyone did excellent work and I'm honored to have opened up new ideas and perceptions about what we see in the world around us and the world within us. I can't wait to open up evem more of these ideas in future meetups. It was so great meeting everyone as well.

    May 2, 2013

  • Gopa

    Greg was great! I learnt a lot and look forward to the next one for color values.

    May 2, 2013

  • Diane

    Very good information and well presented

    May 1, 2013

    • MaryEllen

      And thanks again Diane for those wonderful chocolate chip brownies.

      1 · May 2, 2013

  • Tracey P.

    I might still come but I do not want anyone to count on me there is a lot going on right now. Thanks for understanding, God bless you and yours,

    May 1, 2013

  • Gregory

    I may bring some heavy watercolor paper as well because it soaks up the oil for sketching and really sets those values in place quick.

    April 25, 2013

  • Gregory

    Mary Ellen, as long as the acrylic paint doesn't dry too fast that's good.
    We will be working with ten values. White Black and 8 greys in between.

    April 25, 2013

  • MaryEllen

    Can we use acrylic paint instead, or is the oil paint essential?

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Tracey P.

    this sounds interesting, I think I will try to bring my daughter. Thanks Gopa

    April 24, 2013

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