Friday, October 30, 2009
Gail begins her landscape demonstration with a block in placing colors strategically to support the composition. Here Gail is using all transparent colors including Holbein's Transparent Orange, Alizarin Crimson and Thalo Violet to do her block in. First she uses a knife to transfer pure pigment to the canvas, then with very large filbert dipped into turps she spreads the wash on her canvas. Finally, Gail takes a cloth and wipes all over the surface to cover the entire canvas. She stresses that using tranparent colors allows the light to transfer through the layers of color and reflect back off the white of the canvas.