Class is now in session.
Here how this is going to go. I will explain how to do it and give you some resources to work from and then you can post your work and we will all learn from you triumphs. This is not a demo though.
It is instruction.
I will explain how I got into oil painting after working 18 years as an illustrator. I did airbrush, color pencil, water color, mixed media and just about everything except oil painting. All those colors just intimidated me.
So I started with working mostly with 3 colors plus white. The big part of oil painting is figuring out how to get to the color you want.
You will need 3 colors and white. Ultramarine Blue
, Alizarin Crimson
and Indian Yellow
or another yellow that is transparent. All these colors are transparent so you can mix up very deep colors or add white and mix very light colors. You can get very deep even black dark values and with white get some very light values.
Sure there are lot of colors you can't make from these but it will get you started.
Here is a reference for our project.
This is a simple still life with one light source and near by surface (see the blue in the corner) that is reflecting light back into the subject. Once you truly understand the principles of the light that are represented here, you can learn to paint anything and make it look real.
Here is the same reference in B&W
First thing is do a monochromatic painting or even a pencil drawing of this reference. For the monochromatic painting use the colors I mention and mix a muted purple/gray. No white just the colors.
I will explain more later but get started if you can.