2. Word for the week: ACHROMATIC: "Without color, as
in white, black and any gray made from the mixture of
black and white." -- North Light Dictionary of Art Terms
Notice that I am having you start your training with
an "achromatic" painting. This is so you can get used
to using the medium and working with values without
also having to contend with color.
3. Practice: "Learning bears fruit when it is applied."
Set up a still life consisting of some very simple thing
or things. Set up the light so there is a strong directional
light. Paint or draw with attention to the roundness,
the edges, the places where the form is lost and light
flows through. (If this is not clear to you as an instruction,
ask me to explain.)
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