Artist Demonstration at the North Cotswold Arts Association 13.03.2013
Demonstration at the North Cotswold Arts Association 13.03.2013
Title – How To Approach Painting & Improve your Success Rate
Many thanks to the North Cotswold Arts Association for your warm welcome. As promised I have outlined some of the points covered in the demonstration.
3 basic principles to use:
Know your materials
1. Know your Materials – Colour Palette
Basic PalettePigment no.Common Name
Intermediate/Advanced PalettePigment no.Common Name
PR101Indian red or Burnt sienna
2. Have Confidence
How to approach making painting
Its OK not to be sure of the final outcome; painting is invention and discovery
Ultimately there are many ways to make a painting
Starting a Painting
Pre-mix key colours
Ask yourself what you are trying to achieve (in simple terms)
Have a rough compositional idea
Make a quick sketch
Make a sketch to warm up – 5 min only!
Have all you need to hand
Use quickest materials i.e. pencil.
A sketch is a good place to work out a rough composition
3. Have Perseverance
Stopping the painting
Personal choice – gut feeling
Experience will improve your decision
Ask yourself has the painting achieved what you wanted it to
Put the painting away for a while, then look at it again with fresh eyes.