Monday, July 18, 2016

Outside Color Studies July 18

15 cm x 15 cm, Oil

Virtual Art Academy (VAA) Outside Color Studies:
Was asked to say a few more words about them.....
- only use 7 to 10 shapes. Each shape of constant color. No edgework.
- composition of the shapes: unequal space devision, dominant value, etc.
- max 1h per study and try to get them down to 20 min over time.
- do 100 studies over a period of 3 to 6 months.
Better color is the main goal of the exercise but one also learns to simplify, see and paint the shapes not objects, improves working speed.
The VAA is the most comprehensive online learning program i am aware of. Great and inexpensive!


Gayle said...

I'm so glad you've been asked these questions because I was also wondering about this exercise. I can see the tremendous value in this project which will, for sure, put you on the road to mastering plein air (and from what I've seen, you are well on your way!) All the best, and I'll look up The Virtual Art Academy.

Thomas Ruckstuhl said...

Thank you Gayle!