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January Newsletter
Newsletter Lesson Plan-Bread Still Life
Paint: Kingslan & Gibilisco Genesis Art Kit
Kingslan Brushes by Royal
#0 Mop
#1 Mop
#4 Filbert
#8 Filbert
#10 Filbert
#3/0 Spotter
#5/0 Liner
Miscellaneous Supplies:
Gray Graphite paper
DecoArt Acrylic
Dove Gray
Preparing the Painted Surface:
Paint with DecoArt Dove Gray. Apply two coats of paint using
a fine pore roller brush or a soft bristle brush.
When this coat of paint is warm to the touch, it is dry enough
to give it a final sanding. Apply the final coat of paint as follows:
In order to achieve the desired “eggshell” finish, use the roller
brush for the final coat. Fill the roller with paint by moving it
back and forth through the edges of the puddle of paint on the
palette. Do not overfill the roller. Roll in all directions without
lifting the roller. Continue to roll in all directions until the
surface feels “dry” or you begin to feel resistance. This step is
important! If you see any bubbles in the paint, continue to roll.
Pick out any impurities immediately! Do not allow them to dry
into the surface. For best results, a painted surface should cure
for three to four hours, preferably overnight.
The surface may be lightly buffed with a piece of a brown
paper grocery sack. If it still feels rough, use 220 grit sandpaper.
Always wipe with the tack cloth after sanding.
Palette Set up and mixing
How to use the value placement guides
Each object is placed using 1, 2 or 3 steps. The first step is the
form, the second and third are embellishments.
Value Placement Guide
These guides are illustrated throughout this lesson and will show
how to create the form of each object. The light source is from
the upper right, slightly in front. The light areas will be on the
right and above the center line. The dark areas will be on the left
and become gradually darker as the object recedes from the
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Mixing Formulas
Formulae for mixing is given throughout this lesson. You will
find that the mixes for the hue are given first. This is followed by
a colour that will raise or lower the value. Once the value and
colour are mixed, the next addition usually is meant to either
brighten or dull the colour. Finally, a colour may need to be
mixed into the pile that will adjust the temperature.
Stage One
Enamel Bread Box
Paint the rims with Black. Highlight where indicated on the
Value Placement chart with Light mix.
Main Portion of Bread Box
TW + Blk + RS
Medium + TW
Medium + Blk
RS + BU + Lt Gray from Bread Box
Medium + Lt Gray
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Butter Crock
TW + UB + BU
Medium + TW
Medium + Blk (add UB if too dull)
Use same mixes as bread box but add a slight
amount of RS
Crock Plate
RS + BU + TW (add a touch of Y if
too dull)
Medium + TW + RS
Medium + BU
Extend out the dark value with Genesis Thinning
Medium. If too prominent, blot with a single ply of
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Stage Two
Dry the first stage.
Lettering on Bread Box and Handle
Place lettering in Black. Blot and mop to soften.
Butter Paddle
Use the Bread value scale
Stage Three
In this final stage, the shines, shadows and details
are added. Additional applications may be required
to achieve the most effective shadows. Dry the
painting when it appears that no additional paint
may be added without digging.
Shines are light gray + TW except for the crockery
plate. These shines are accomplished with a light
brown mix of TW + RS>
Base coat with RS + Y
Highlight with Y
Thin black with Genesis Glazing Gel. Create the
shadows as diagrammed using the glaze black.
With opaque black, deepen the shadows where the
objects touch the objects touch each other or the
Linework on Towel and Crock
UB + BU + Lt Gray or TW
Blot and mop if necessary
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© 2003 Kingslan & Gibilisco Publications