Week 6

Week 6 :

Friday, October 5

We will begin a new painting. I will provide photo reference of a landscape for you to work from. Come prepared with the usual painting supplies.


  • I demonstrated a more traditional Burnt Umber underpainting. Then I used "vine" charcoal to draw in the main elements of the landscape.
  • Vine charcoal is convenient for preparatory drawing on canvas because it wipes off easily. Compressed charcoal or charcoal pencil does not. See the link below for more information about vine charcoal.
  • We will continue working on this painting next week.

Vine and Willow are very similar and both commonly used.

Download this image HERE.

Download this image HERE.