Wednesday, January 25, 2012

ala John Stuart Pryce

I am just about to finish a landscape that I started in November in a workshop with John Pryce. He started with an underpainting in rose, burnt sienna or ochre in white-- a light mid tone and outlined the large background shapes roughly with alarizin and white. John uses retarder for softer edges with acrylics and 2 " brushes from Walmart. He prefers blue paper towel. The scene we worked on had reflections in the water and he showed us how to draw down the rocks and trees into the water. Reflections should be vertical strokes darker and lower in chroma than the rocks and trees. He prefers to work dark to light. He paints the sky last and cuts it into the trees.