Lesson Four

Lesson Four: Dramatic Sunsets

Taught by Roxana Tuff, Artist

October 21, 2016, Friday
Cephas House, 217 MLK Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666

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We started with a critique of work from Lesson Three.

A student takes a tour of last week's work.
More homework from Lesson Three.
A gardener's bothy (shed) in England, boats and reflections, the old San Marcos City Jail, and a distant mountain.
Students discuss each others work.
Roxana gave us her impressions of our homework.
More homework ...
... and a closer view of the last two paintings.
Winsor Newton Lifting Preparation - Allows dry color washes, including staining colors, to be easily lifted from paper with a wet brush or rag.

Homework for next week:
Dramatic Sunsets, Mixing Strong Blacks and Greys

Paint a dark sunset, based on the photo assigned to you. Practice mixing greys and strong, colorful blacks.
Roxana's recipe book for colorful blacks and strong greys.

More paint recipes for blacks and greys.

Roxana mixed and painted a succession of blacks.

Notice all the different varieties of black paint.

Roxana starts on a dramatic sunset.

Students watch as Roxana (seated) demonstrates paint mixing and composition of a sunset with a reflection.

A student's workspace, neatly arranged, with plenty of supplies and good natural light.

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