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Oil Paint Basics: Power of Value @KIFA

Jumpstart your art with a new understanding of depth and deminsion

  • Starts Apr 15
  • 80 US dollars
  • KIFA - Kent Island Federation of Arts

Available spots


Service Description

We are often asked how to know what colors to put where on a painting, especially when painting from a photo. The answer is in understanding the underlying VALUES of the scene before your try to translate them into color, and Brian is going to show you how it's done! In a nutshell, the idea of values has to do with how light or dark colors are in comparison to one another. You'll be amazed at how your painting comes together while thinking of values! Brian will teach you how to compose a painting from a photograph, get your values correct, and then create warm underpainting in the first week. In the second week, he'll guide you in adding the vibrant color to your dried underpainting. This is the way the masters did it and this technique is coming back in style. You can learn it, too, as we demystify this important part of painting! Supplies included in the price of your workshop: *supplied paints *color wheel and value scale (yours to keep) *#2 bright paint brush (yours to keep) *#2 signing brush (yours to keep) * one canvas board (yours to keep) Agenda: Day 1: *Basics of value *Using a Value Scale *Mapping Your Values *Using an Underpainting- The "Grisaille" *Hands on creation of a Grisaille underpainting (NOTE: You may bring a landscape photo you would like to work from or use one we choose in class that we'll display on the monitor) Day 2 We'll help you complete your painting: Mixing and applying vibrant color to your dried underpainting!


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