The Dance of the Size 10 Kolinsky
This was a day that many in the party were looking forward to – Still Life.
Charles decided to abandon that idea and set up a sheet of Schut Noblesse instead. This had us back on track and he began again.Value Scale Sketch
In his first few comments Charles used the term ‘value’ and as he often does he asked if everyone was comfortable with his use of the term? One member expressed a lack of certainty so Charles quickly produced a six step value scale in pencil to illustrate his explanation. And then like any good teacher he checked the learning by asking a series of questions about the values of various elements of the composition.Still life - first pass
After that little interlude Charles began. The first passage that he produced was done quickly and with the utmost skill with the brush. His Size 10 Kolinsky Sable literally danced across the paper and producing the most wonderful subtle effects. A bravura performance and hence the title of today’s post.First Pass Detail