Summer Art Exercises: Painting 21 (EDGE CONTROL)

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Detail of oil painting by Andy Braitman
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BREAK THE EDGE

Our next theme is learning how to break edges. Today we are to use a toss and catch approach. This means that you do not draw the entire edge, instead you draw only part of the line and let the viewers eye complete it.

Remember, we have NO classes or workshops in August, we will see ALL Y’ALL in September! Stay in touch with us through our BlogFacebook and Pinterest pages!

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Summer Art Exercises: Painting 20 (EDGE CONTROL)

Detail of oil painting by Andy Braitman www.andybraitman.com

Detail of oil painting by Andy Braitman
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Another way to soften an edge is to use a dry brush drag across the edges. A dry brush drag is a large open stroke (see exercise #15).

Please note that this is our final week of classes and workshops at Braitman Studio as we are closed for the entire month of August.

Keep painting and thank you for a great summer at Braitman Studio!

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Summer Art Exercises: Painting 19 (EDGE CONTROL)

Detail of oil painting by Andy Braitman www.andybraitman.com

Detail of oil painting by Andy Braitman
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This exercise focuses on value. We will create a softened edge with a value change (same color – different value).

Speaking of color, our Color Theory Workshop with Andy Braitman is a big hit! Looking forward to the final day with everyone tomorrow!

Keep up the great edge work!

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Summer Art Exercises: Painting 18 (EDGE CONTROL)

Detail of oil painting by Andy Braitman www.andybraitman.com

Detail of oil painting by Andy Braitman
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Paintings 18 –30:  Edge Control (ways to lose the edges of shapes)

In the next group of edge control exercises, try to find you way in and out of each color shape you create using the following methods (only) for each painting.

SOFTEN THE EDGE

Today we will learn how to soften the edge by using a color change (same value—different color).

Keep up your great efforts!

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Summer Art Exercises: Painting 17 (BRUSHSTROKE CONTROL)

 

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In today’s exercise we will use only open and closed strokes (no blending or scrubbing). For more information on what open and closed strokes are please see Exercise #15 & #16.

Good luck!

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July 2014: Painting of the Month

 

 

Artwork by Margaret Jackson

Artwork by Margaret Jackson

Artist: Margaret Jackson
Class: Abstract Workshop with instructor Nicholas Stewart

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Summer Art Exercises: Painting 16 (BRUSHSTROKE CONTROL)

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Now we will practice another brushstroke called a closed stroke. This stroke is created by holding your brush perpendicular to the canvas. You will apply much more pressure on the canvas than in the previous open stroke, resulting in a solid brushstroke that has no “open” holes in it.

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Summer Art Exercises: Painting 15 (BRUSHSTROKE CONTROL)

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Today we will create a painting using all open strokes. Open strokes are created when we hold our bush very parallel to the surface and let the paint/surface already on the canvas gently pull the paint off of our brush. The result is a stroke with “open” holes in it, allowing you to see through to the colors and surface below it.

This is a great stroke to build interest in your layered oil paintings!

We had a good time building interest in our oil paintings in our Surface Workshop with Nicholas Stewart. Thank you all for making that workshop a great one!

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Summer Art Exercises: Painting 14 (BRUSHSTROKE CONTROL)

Detailed view of an oil painting by Andy Braitman www.andybraitman.com

Detailed view of an oil painting by Andy Braitman
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Painting 14:

Three times is the charm. Once more the exercise is to simultaneously create to identical paintings: a canvas painting with a brush and a panel painting with a palette knife.  Push yourself to see how much paint you can use on these paintings now that you are more comfortable with the exercise.

P.S. Next up, our Follow the Leader Landscape Workshop with instructors Kelley Brugh and Allison Chambers!

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Summer Art Exercises: Painting 13 (BRUSHSTROKE CONTROL)

 

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Painting 13:

Hi students!

Today we encourage you again to create another painting using ONLY the palette knife on canvas AND as well as a second painting using ONLY a brush on a panel. You will create these painting simultaneously using the same composition and the same palette.

The more you practice the more confidence you will gain. Also, don’t forget about our Surface Workshop with Nicholas Stewart that starts on July 9!

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