Paint a Cup - Starting with Lights and Darks.

Welcome back to another BobBlast! This one is all about practicing Paint Sketching a lot more. 

Starting with one, single, everyday subject such as a coffee cup, sitting on a sunlit table in the morning. Be aware of the shadow - plus the lights and the darks. 

This demonstration illustrates how I begin by wiping a warm-colored gesso all over the canvas. Then, using a simple color palette of red, yellow, blue, black and white - Sketch the cup with a brush loaded with white acrylic paint - it is a loose drawing of ovals and lines until the sketch satisfies me. It is a good start for painting in the lights... then the darks. It's only a sketch painting at this point, so stop too soon and let dry!

At this time I'll hang it on the studio wall so I can study it and see what's next.

Materials used in this BobBlast:
Cheap Joe's 12x12 canvas
Skin Safer Barrier Cream by Marvelous Marianne
Holbein Orange Gesso
Holbein Artist Acrylic Imidazolone Yellow
Holbein Artist Acrylic Primary Magenta
Holbein Artist Acrylic Compose Blue #2
Holbein Artist Acrylic Mars Black
Holbein Artist Acrylic Titanium White

Thank you for your interest, questions, comments and support!

The above lessons and much, much more are featured in the mini classes I am giving in my Workshops, Trade Shows & Expos all over the country! There are two more Trade Shows in 2016. 

Artisan-Santa Fe Expo, September 29-October 2, 2016
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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"Paint a Cup - Starting with Lights and Darks" video.

Paint a Cup using Lights and Darks
Love, Peace & Happiness,
Robert Burridge
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