Up-to-date report from one of our students!
Nationality: Sri Lankan
Course: Painting and Drawing
Program: Master Coures
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 – Apr. 28, 2018
Since her childhood it is one for her dreams to be pursuing her masters in art and design. She applied to the international art and design competition 2017 and obtained second place in category of professional in art painting and drawing section.
Monday lesson we started to learn landscape painting with oil medium. Oil is the best medium to start with, they’re easily workable and they produce beautiful result. As the first learning landscape painting I chose my own picture which I was taken at the Tavarnuzze Florence Italy.
When you do landscape painting, it’s very important to get understand of atmospheric perspective as the landscape moves forward into the foreground; color will be more intense and contrast will be expanded so that in the very closest part of the foreground, maximum contrast of dark and light will be present.
I have started my painting with sky my lecture taught me when you do landscape the best part for start is sky. Then I started to draw other layers of mountains step by step. When your follow photograph it’s very important to balance all green shads carefully, otherwise painting will turn in to the muddy mess.
This week Tuesday we started experimental study in masters painting. Professor Andy asked us to select masters painting from her presentation. So I selected meat composition for my study. Through this assessment we learnt how to mix colors of every hue, textures , realistic and abstract forms, brush stocks and many more.
I sketched whole composition with umber color. For the background I used same umber color combined with dark blue shade that provides total contrast of the object. This is the first layer of and establishment of the tones( light, medium and dark) on the composition.
Then I started the gray layer of my painting which is the next level. With gray color I used green color mix to the background and I used cadmium dark red and black for the shadings and shadows of meats.
On Saturday me and my friend went to Fiesole which is the small town situated near by the city Florence. Fiesole is noted as a tourist center because of the historical value. From the Fiesole hills we enjoyed beauty of the Florence from distance, nestled gently into the dark green hills surround it.
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