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Rich & Vibrant Darks

The course was absolutely wonderful and I learned important lessons including how to find hidden colors and other techniques to achieve greater vibrancy. I'm incorporating everything I learned into my paintings and already see a difference.
Amy S. USA, Feb 2019

Rich and Vibrant Darks

For Intermediates

£250
Contains 4 streamed (2.25m, 2.41m, 3m, 2.44m) videos and two exercises
Optional work in progress 30 minute Skype/Facetime call on request
1 assignment with written feedback
Next course starts 1 August
Registration open. Contact me for availability prior to payment.

What will be covered?

The role of light
Revealing hidden colour
Why darks can be dull
Rich and vibrant leaves
Rich and vibrant bulbs
Other examples of rich and vibrant darks

Why take this course?

Do your darks look lifeless and dull… learn how to make fruits, florals and vegetables shimmer with intriguing hidden colour.

Try working ‘wet into damp’ and then finishing with controlled ‘dry brush’. Also learn why and when to build a patchwork of color wash and ‘knit’ them together with layered transparent darks. Techniques that really work.

You will see several examples of my work presented as step-by-step scans which I call ‘build-ups’ so that you can study my process of creating those deep rich darks.
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