John Shave started our day with an excellent demonstration, during which he explained every move as he went along. He explained why he started with the darks first, leaving the lights till the last stages, and set out his composition in darks at the start. As he went on, he incorporated various colours into the darks, which would show through and give life to the ultimate picture - and not too much overpainting which would cause the initial colours to be lost. And so he continued with lots of advice and hints to help us.
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Some excellent work was completed and I am sure we all learnt a great deal - I certainly did. For me it was a very interesting, enjoyable but somewhat exhausting day.