TO THE SLUGA WATERMILL AT POSARA CLASS OF 2019
Just a note to say a big thanks to you for attending my workshop. I honestly did enjoy it very much. Thanks for being such a responsive, enthusiastic and fun group. I really did appreciate it.
I did my best to try and get some important information across to you, but please remember that it will take time for these things to start working for you, but I encourage you to stick with it.
Anyway, below are some links to some notes and other bits and pieces that you might find useful.
Thanks again and I hope to see you again in another workshop - Morocco, Croatia? :)
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I have tried to make it relatively short, informative and entertaining.
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* PLEASE NOTE: ALL NOTES ARE COPYRIGHT OF CHARLES SLUGA. PLEASE DO NOT SHARE. THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE UNTIL 31 OCTOBER 2019.
SOME NOTES FOR YOU
The name of the photo editing app that I mentioned in class. You can put this on your phone or tablet and do some of the things I do with photoshop to an image - TOOLWIZ
There are many apps that do similar things. Want something more heavy duty, but with a steeper learning curve (.but don’t want to pay for Photoshop)?Try GIMP.
A venetian is simply a series of tones/values from black to white to help you remember to squint and see the world in tonal/value form
Just a reminder that a colour wheel should really be three dimesnional - temperature as you go around the wheel. Loss of intensity as you go towards the centre and tone/value as you go up/down from the colour wheel
An image that might remind you of the dimensions of colour
HOW TO CHANGE THE COLOUR DIMENSIONS
A summary of different ways to change the dimensions of colour
I was going to add my colour wheel, but I think this one is better. I have marked the position of a few of my colours in red - this however is a bit dated and has different brand names, but the positions would be the same with the colours I have now. You will probably be able to figure out where your colours should go.
MIXING METHOD SECONDARY COLOURS
This image is just a reminder of the method I mentioned in class about mixing secondary colours. Use it as a guide.
FLOW CHART OF PLANNING
My flow chart of the things I consider before I paint. Remember this is just a guide and is really there to remind you to plan and try and get a mental picture of what you are after.
MY PALETTE ORDER
Just for your interest, this is the order of paints in my palette. Remember though, this is my order and you can have any order you like, as long as it makes sense to you and keep it the same all the time.
NOTE: I also have a YouTube video giving you a little more information about this (and is probably more current than this image)
Here is the huge list of complimentary colours according to the handprint website. I suggest you ignore the brand names and technical information. I include it just to give you a suggestion of colours you might use to work out your complimentary colours - remember complimentary colours are used to dull a colour and also to mix greys and blacks.
MY ON DEMAND FILM
In case you haven’t seen it, here is a link to the place where you can buy my video on demand film. This is a film I made in London with APV films in London.
Well, that’s all folks!
Good luck, never give up and remember to stay in touch. I am happy to help.
Charles or Charlie