Norfolk painting school
Painting by Edward Seago
Martin gave a talk about Gridaille and E'bauche painting.
The classically taught techniques of oil painting .
The term is applied to the early sketch of a painting .
It is also called a silhouette or cut out from the practice of all watchmaking.
The impressionists were criticised by calling their work E’ gauche.
Artists that have used the technique for Sir Joh Sergeant Walter Sicket Turner and Corote.
Stage 1,The first thing you do is make the soup which is a mixture of transparent red black and medium.
stage 2 paint this over the boul ground coloured with yellow raw mineral pigment and then rub it out you can also use a scraper for a sgraffito .
Stage 3,block in you black in your darks
Stage 4, add opacity with paint and model the forms.
We learned about Range how you can distinguish different areas of paint
Techniques you can use
Value -counter change light to dark
Optical – transparency or opacity
Temperature- warm and cold
Detail – focus or blurred
A bridge , is a area of line or any of the above.
In the afternoon
We did a direct painting study
Walter Richard Sickert
Stage 1 sketch out with pencil
Stage 2 mix in the basic background colours till they are perfectly dry rag them in place .
Stage three draw in pencil again the basics shapes.
Stage 4 using eight filbert brush painting the lines ‘ bridges’-using black.
Stage 5 begin building up in colour patches making Opaque paint keeping your colour
stage 6 add fore ground strong detail and whites also primary colours.