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Atelier Dojo’s Figure Painting in Oils: From Monochrome to Limited Palette (Session 7)

David Robinson 2 weeks ago

Painting with Jennifer: Atelier Dojo’s Figure Painting in Oils – From Monochrome to Limited Palette (A Blog Series)

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PART 7

Tonight we started our last limited palette painting of the course. We will paint it for the last two nights of the class. That means six hours of painting on one pose.

Jennifer said we could succeed at this and was very encouraging. This time she told us to keep on squinting and SLOW down. We have the time to investigate the finest details and tonal changes of the subject. After the first hour, Jennifer marked and labeled the positions of our easels on the floor so we could come back to the same position next week.

one pose

Example of Jennifer’s painting | Photo courtesy of Jennifer Balkan

I accomplished a fine, squinting sketch in transparent oxide red, but then I had to leave. My cat Lori required painkilling medication in the middle of the class period, so I had to drive home. She had two teeth extracted at the vet’s, and I had to play post-op nurse. Needful distractions will always intervene. Prepare for them. Applying tonal color to the sketch will have to wait until next week.

Session keywords:

Rushing
Distraction
Anticipation

Cover photo courtesy of Yannis Papanastasopoulos, Unsplash

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