Lantern

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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) .

Ladd Observatory watercolor class notes

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Observatory sketch, watercolor class demo.dp2466_midline_curves copy.jpg

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.

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Above I have desaturated the image and increased the contrast to show the value structure underlying the color.

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Color swatches

Swatches of green + plant life color impressions

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Color Impression: Hosta

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.

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Color Impression: Fern
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Swatches of “Green”

yellow                yellow & green              yellow & blue            yellow & brown

green                    green & yellow             green & blue              green & brownrisd_6:15_blue:green_color_swatches.jpg

blue                           blue  & yellow           blue  & green              blue  & brown