Preview Of Class On Copying A Famous Degas Painting:
- Learn how to study and compose Degas’ L’Absinthe.
- Learn how to check perspective in geometric shapes.
- Learn how to paint glass.
- Learn how to use wet-in-wet to create subtle shadows and textures.
- Learn how to correct mistakes by lifting paint from watercolor paper.
- Learn how to layer light washes of paint to create the illusion of depth.
- Learn how to mute bright colors without using black.
- Learn about using black tints in color mixing.
- Learn how to use loose brush strokes to create texture in your painting.
- Learn how to soften hard edges.
- Learn about the difference between staining and non-staining paint.
- Learn why you should not overdo using white gouache for touch-ups and highlights.
- Learn how to create and use a cool-warm color palette.
Paints: Holbein Artists’ Watercolors
- Naples Yellow
- Gamboge Nova
- Brilliant Orange
- Brilliant Pink
- Olive Green
- Cerulean Blue
- Cobalt Blue Hue
- Quinacridone Gold
- Yellow Ochre
- Raw Sienna
- Burnt Sienna
- Neutral Tint
- Ivory Black
- Jaune Brilliant No. 1
- Pyrrole Red
Daniel Smith’s Extra Fine Watercolors
- Chromium Green Oxide
Holbein Artists’ Gouache
- Permanent White
Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle’s Cornwall cold press watercolor paper (210lb, size 9.4″ x 12.6″)
- Escoda Perla Joseph Zbukvic Series: Round brush (no. 8)
- Escoda Perla Joseph Zbukvic Series: Round brush (no. 12)
- Princeton Snap! SH Gold Taklon Round brush (no. 4 or 6)
- Winsor & Newton Sceptre Gold II Series 303: Short handle lettering/rigger brush (no. 1)
- Reference picture of Degas’ L’Absinthe
- A block of Hahnemühle’s Cornwall cold press watercolor paper (210lb, size 9.4″ x 12.6″)
- Pentel Graphgear 1000 automatic drafting pencil, 0.9mm lead size with 2B lead
- ½” Artist’s or masking tape
- Painting palette for watercolor paints
- Auxiliary plate or palette for gouache paint
- A container of water
- Paper towels or a rag
- A tabletop easel or a box to prop your painting on
- A spray bottle with clean water
- Staedtler Mars Plastic eraser
Reference Photo (Click To Enlarge)
Initial Sketch (Click To Enlarge)