Another stunningly beautiful morning... the top photo is what I enjoyed while having my pre class coffee. The wind did pick up later in the day making sketching a little cool..but still very nice. It was very helpful to have a bright day today as we were doing Values. Last time in Manly we had a grey day with flat light so it was a little challenging to explain a few concepts! Today was perfect.
Using a very recycled collection of boxes and blocks of wood painted different colurs we explored fundamental concepts of preserving white, local colour, shade(with reflected light) and cast shadow. Then we tackled a small portion of the concrete wall along the beach front putting these concepts in practice both with markers and with watercolour.
Right at the end of the class I did a very quick demo and then somehow (!?!??!!!) I got onto mixing colours and showing them some new favourites. A good lead-in to next week's final class (for this session) on colour.
Been so much fun down in Balmoral the last few weeks - if you want to join us for the last class please let me know. (more classes coming in October)