4 step Painting Method

The 4 steps

Tone | Toning the canvas & doing a tonal sketch



These examples are from Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875
Tone | Toning the canvas is a good opportunity to develop sensitivity in our technique. You will often hear the phrase "loosen up" in art lessons. What it means is to access the non-verbal visual literacy centres in the right hemisphere of your brain. The process works best when the physical mechanism (your body) is also working "loosely".
Monet Theory
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