These three images were done as painting demonstrations at a class I have been running for beginners working in oil paint. The purpose of the demonstrations was to get the students to look at colour within objects and not just paint what they think they see. The cooking apples above for example are green but there are many, many different shades of green within this simple subject creating tone, shape and form. The same can be said of the pink pot above and the brown jug in the central image. Both of these objects were a single colour but the reflections, highlights and shadows add a vast range of tones yet they still look like a pink pot and a brown jug. The coloured squares were done to illustrate the fact that by making subtle changes to the ratio of the mixes a vast range of colours can
 be achieved from a very limited palette. The image on the left was done to illustrate the problems of making objects look round that are also transparent.
Post published by Tomas King 24th March 2017    


This painting forms part of a series I started some years ago of artist friends. The painting was created from life while the sculpture worked in her studio and was seventy five per cent complete at the end of the day. When I returned home I put it to one side and did not return to it until two years later. I love working spaces and they do not get much better than this.
Post published by Tomas King 6th March 2017