I’ll see you all tomorrow.

This week, your vote is for me to demo clouds. Billowing forms have a delicate form but still need a close examination of light and dark planes. We’ve talked about holding to close values with subtle forms such as clouds: shift the hues quietly from cools to warms. Add warm temps toward the yellows on the light side and cool temps towards the blues on the shadow side. I will be happy to share more blending tips with you in class on Wednesday. Clouds and water are challenging but also rewarding once you get into the process. *I prefer a smoother substrate to paint on when attempting to render soft indistinct shapes. You might try a smoother gesso board for this exercise.

I was gratified that you all loved the “Blues” mixing demo last week. We covered ultramarine, cobalt, prussian, cerulean, azure, lapis lazuli, and Phthalo. We will continue in this mode moving around the primaries in the remaining weeks.

I painted in oils on Friday. The oil cerulean was so much more vibrant than the acrylic cerulean. Goes to show, one has to mix and try paints to find what works.

There are some events happening around the area worth a visit. See below.

RAC is hosting this interesting discussion on Saturday from 10-12. The work downstairs in the abstract show is very nice.

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Thursday night opens a Pop-Up exhibition in Westport at the Arts Center. I have some friends in the show and it looks interesting.

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