Still Life Phase I Preview

Basic composition, staging, and limited palettes will be the emphasis of this phase.  The phase begins with one object rendered in each of the 3 palettes: Burnt Umber Pick-Out, Burnt Umber White, and Phthalo Blue Black and White. You will then work up to two (and ultimately three) objects. Instructor Jeff Watts will go over basic set-ups, touch on patinas, focus on the inherent quality embodied in any object, and demonstrate brushmanship.  By this time you may be tiring a bit of the limited monochromatic palettes. Remember, repetition is the mother of skill. Jeff himself used each palette he is introducing for at least six months to a year. You will, ideally, be doing the same.

Lessons

  • One Object: Burnt Umber Pickout Part I
  • One Object: Burnt Umber Pickout Part II
  • Two Objects: Burnt Umber Pickout Part I
  • Two Objects: Burnt Umber Pickout Part II
  • Three Objects: Burnt Umber Pickout Part I
  • Three Objects: Burnt Umber Pickout Part II
  • One Object: Burnt Umber and White
  • Two Objects: Burnt Umber & White Part I
  • Two Objects: Burnt Umber & White Part II
  • Three Objects: Burnt Umber & White Part I
  • Three Objects: Burnt Umber & White Part II
  • Three Objects: Burnt Umber & White Part III
  • One Object: Thalo Blue, Black, & White Part I
  • One Object: Thalo Blue, Black, & White Part II
  • Two Objects: Thalo Blue, Black, & White Part I
  • Two Objects: Thalo Blue, Black, & White Part II
  • Three Objects: Thalo Blue, Black, & White Part I
  • Three Objects: Thalo Blue, Black, & White Part II
  • Closing Thoughts