This Demo will be conducted by Gregory. In his own words:
Light and Shadow
This will be a workshop of demos and lecturing and build upon principles learned in the last workshop.
I will quickly get through 2 small paintings and then work on the larger one.
I will be introducing how color relates to values and giving tools to help you begin objectively seeing the world around you in terms of value and an introduction of color to those values to bring about a finished piece that is sorted into the two worlds of light and shadow and create a color piece that is reliable to those values.
There is going to be alot of information shared.
So bring a notebook or a camera and sit back and enjoy the sound of my soothing voice and incredible sense of humor.
I can't wait to see everyone there.
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.
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.