Alexandra Pearce is studying our online Oil Painting Art Course with tutor Alan Dedman. We have added four images below of Alexandra’s work. The images consist of three preliminary studies along with the final painting in the lower right hand corner.
Alexandra added the follow to accompany her work…
“The brief was to create a still life using paints in various colour schemes. The acetate is to provide the black edging for the items used.
The three colour schemes that I used for this exercise were as follows:-
- A monochromatic scheme using blues. French Ultramarine, Cerulean, Cobalt, and the base was painted in Paynes Grey.
- The second was using paints on the warmer side of the colour wheel. Cadmium Red, Lemon Yellow, and Dioxazine Purple.
- This was made up of the three Primary colours, but with the addition of a Chromium Oxide Green.
It was this third colour scheme that I preferred and have worked up into the picture. All the colours used were mixed is various degrees to get the desired effect – with some white added where needed. Rather than try and work over the top of the original, I decided to draw the still life again and then paint it.
I had used an oil paper rather than board, which had originally been covered in a very pale grey emulsion paint to cover the stark white. Because of this I painted it again mixing the colours in a much more muted way, to try and give the effect of reflections from the still life painting.”
We very much like the finished painting and it is really interesting to read the colours Alexandra used during all four of the paintings. We hope that our students find this post interesting and helpful. It is hopefully useful, not only those studying our Oil Painting Art Course but our other courses too. Finally, why not pop over to our website to find about about our online art courses. See which course you might like to do today! London Art College Online Art Courses.