Skill Level: Intermediate
In the 1st of 4 lessons in this series, Jerry discusses the unique steps that an artist will take to actually develop a painting. What exactly is his or her inspiration from idea to the execution of the painting? He discusses the use of a camera for resources, using a color printer and setting up a research library. The next step is the setting up of a still life, the proper lighting, suggested items for the setting such as colored fruit, vases, flowers, all the while watching the negative space even as you set up the still life. What we see in life, what we feel, the emotion that follows, that passion for painting, which is how an artist operates. After deciding on the composition, Jerry begins the background with Turquoise Deep and Ultramarine Blue; when it is dried he sketches in the composition with a white conte pencil.