The students begin their study with a grisaille, keeping the basic shapes simple. Instructor demo is in the center. Each color shape will begin with a strong note expressing the impact of the light. All of the same principles used in the box studies apply (see previous post).
No facial features or wrinkles in the fabric are included at this stage. The students simplify and unify the skin to one color in light, and one color in shadow, and relate the color of the skin to the rest of the colors in the environment, treating it the same as they would any other color note.
Color study as taught at Studio Incamminati is inspired by the work of Henry Hensche and Studio Incamminati founder Nelson Shanks. We work with a full color palette with includes about 22 colors.
For more information about Henry Hensche's teaching methods, check out the article at http://www.thehenschefoundation.org.