Warm and Cool 

In this lesson the students learn the traditional method that John Singer Sargent would used for his final painting whilst under the tuition of Carolus Duran. Students learn how to model the shape of the head using warm lights and cool halftones for the overall shape and features. The finishing steps add glazes to add chroma and depth to the features of the face. This was a two day project totalling 12 hours.

The students learn how to deal with HUE and CHROMA and VALUE.

  • Hue = mixed colour
  • Chroma = intensity of colour
  • Value = tonal range of colour

Finishing Touches

Below the students are adding the finishing touches to their John Singer Sargent master copy.