An Example of Online Atelier Feedback

An Example of Online Atelier Feedback

An Example of Online Atelier Feedback

I thought it would be intriguing to share a glimpse into our On the web Atelier Mentorship Program. This is an instance of a student’s new put up to our Atelier Opinions Forum, and my reaction to her. Pleasure Lemon is an highly developed college student who has progressed via all my Classical Drawing with Graphite and Charcoal programs, my Intro to Oil Portray and Mastering Benefit and Color classes, and is now operating by way of the 1st Oblique Painting program. Pleasure has been enrolled in the software, publishing course perform weekly, considering that June 2020.

Hello Sadie,
A different color layer was added, accomplished in a few multi hour periods around two days.

I oiled out in the beginning and intended to do the complete layer (or a bulk of it) and ended up executing it independently which did not get the job done well with the oiling out as it dried around the spots that have been carried out on the second working day and software became tricky (I should not have finished that!).

From now on I will just oil out a portion of it that I hope to get to in that session. Would I nevertheless hold out a day(s) in involving for it to absolutely dry in advance of oiling out a nearby spot to paint?

I was also questioning: on subsequent levels of color, I never essentially require to include every region absolutely with paint, correct?

Do I concentrate on what parts need function as I move across the painting and depart what seems okay on your own? Can the layer even be super gentle [transparent] in sure places as extensive as I use medium (i.e.-the “tarnish” on the bowl’s exterior)?

For the next, and probably past move of colour I believe the space of the highlight on the cloth and what is close to it demands to be tackled once again-that glow is so hard to emulate-any tips? And probably one last look at the foundation of the bowl, however I have completely dropped the ellipsis and even the outer edges…augh! What else could be accomplished that you see? And what do you imagine so considerably of my application, colour, values, more than all appear?


Hi Pleasure!
Gorgeous perform! I only have a couple smaller strategies, then I believe it’s accomplished!

But first, to remedy your questions:

Oiling out:
It is prevalent to oil out a large spot, or the total painting, and then find at the stop of the painting session that you did not paint into all individuals oiled regions. When that takes place, just a bit moisten a makeup sponge with odorless mineral spirits, and wipe off the oil from the spots you did not paint into, at the finish of the portray working day, ahead of the oil sets. The OMS-wiped places will be dry and all set to re-oil the future working day.

Implementing paint in afterwards levels:
Right, you will uncover do not need to have to re-paint everything with just about every layer, especially with afterwards levels. Some objects and textures will want a ton of levels, some regions will only will need a number of.

Transparency in later on layers:
Certainly, you will locate that in later layers you are only generating really little adjustments to appropriate hue and value, so generally you only need a really thin, clear software of the paint to nudge the hue and shade.

As for my distinct notes for your portray:

Pink circles:
In a few regions, your darkest darks have some texture that is catching little glimmers of light-weight as they touch the very small peaks of black paint. These very little glimmers make the dim places soar forward, as an alternative of pushing back. In basic, you want any texture to be in the lights only, not not in the darks. Never get worried about it for this painting, but in upcoming paintings you will want to stay clear of this, by painting thinly in the darks, and also sanding down these ridges, bumps, and lint specks when the paint has dried.

Blue circle:
You have performed a wonderful work retaining all your edges delicate and fused during the approach. But now is the time you get to sharpen! The entrance edge of the bowl lip (and NOT the again edge) is a great spot to sharpen up that edge and make it as crisp as achievable. I’d also utilize a tiny line or a couple dots of pure white paint on the emphasize of that front edge, to truly support it pop.

Allow that again edge to continue to be delicate, which will maintain it receding again into the image plane, where by it belongs – this tiny little bit of atmospheric point of view (sharp aspects at the main focal point, softer in the distance) – actually provides tremendous dimension to your portray, it can make it really feel nearly like a landscape painting. It adds the drama that genuinely attracts folks in, and helps make them say “I did not ever feel I preferred however lifetime, but I like yours!”.

Eco-friendly circle:
I really don’t feel the ellipse is a issue – it actually seems to be great to me! It’s a challenging shape simply because it is overlapped marginally by the material. But I assume the worth is a bit darkish. Don’t forget how the egg [the primary exercise in the Mastering Value and Color course, which Joy completed] had a lost edge on the underside, where by it mirrored the cloth it was sitting on so very well that they ended up practically the exact same worth and hue? That’s what is happening in this article – the reflective aircraft proper exactly where it touches the cloth is reflecting the cloth, so it should be nearly the identical worth and hue as the cloth. I also think you could lighten the incredibly centre of that emphasize with a tiny dabs or two of pure white paint. You can even “spackle” it on, at a microscopic stage, for the reason that it is a emphasize on your key topic.

Closing layer of “patina” on the entrance area of the bowl:
I consider you will obtain you can reach a great deal with just one far more translucent layer, copying what you see of the ragged, spotted, surface area patina of tarnish. You can even make some of these aspects have sharp, crisp edges. They will be small-contrast edges, so they will not jump ahead far too considerably even if you make them sharp.

As for the glow on the material above, I feel it looks great, and I really don’t believe an additional layer of paint will improve it – if nearly anything yet another layer will just make far more thickness and texture, which you really do not want there. You also want to preserve in in a secondary part – as really and appealing as it is, it demands to keep subservient to the bowl, and it’s carrying out that now, while nonetheless looking like it’s experienced ample treatment and awareness. So I’d depart it the way it is.

For your upcoming set up, have you thought of executing a immediate painting? You may well want to set up just a solitary appealing item and try out the “Glazing and Scumbling” program (the to start with one, with the seashell). I assume you would love that procedure. And having realized what you did with this to start with indirect painting, and the Mastering Worth and Coloration class, you will see how successful the glazing and scumbling procedure can be for accomplishing realism with fewer layers, and really pushing and pulling the depth of the paint much more than Indirect enables.

Allow me know your ideas,


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