A page from my sketchbook made while talking through several different ideas with a student (shades of green, light vs. darker value background, possible light source, how to deal with decorative strands of lights, and maintaining the white of the page) .
We began by finding the proportions of the structure (green box) and a plumb line (blue). From there we found curves that described the form from our perspective (red). We built an armature with that information and fit the details onto it.
Above I have desaturated the image and increased the contrast to show the value structure underlying the color.
Demos from this month’s Hands On Art at the RISD Museum for Third Thursday. We painted in the Radeke Garden. I will be there to make art in the galleries and garden in July and August as well, third Thursdays, 6-8PM.
yellow yellow & green yellow & blue yellow & brown