This 31-page e-book examines the palette and painting methods of Anders Zorn, the so-called ‘Swedish Impressionist.’ You will also learn many essential painting techniques and general principles.
Zorn was known mostly for his nude female figures and portraits, painted with virtuoso brushwork and luminous colours, and this subject matter is discussed and demonstrated in the book. Zorn is renowned for his use of a limited palette of colours. The ‘Zorn Palette’ is taught in many of the top art schools to help students learn about colour theory and mixing.
A step-by-step guide to copying three of Zorn’s paintings is given, as well as many colour and palette exercises:
Emma Zorn, Reading
Woman Getting Dressed
By copying these paintings, you will gain a deep insight into Zorn’s painting style and technique. You can then apply what you’ve learned to your own work.
A complete materials and equipment list is provided in the opening section of this e-book. You can download digital images of the paintings in the “Print Paintings” tab below.
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This e-book is a PDF (Portable Document Format) version, and can be saved to your computer or device, or viewed online.
To do the master copy painting exercises in this e-book, you will need to download and print the images. I would recommend working with an A3 size print-out. However, I have spread Archipelago Flower over two A3 pages due to its length.
These paintings are available in the public domain on Wikipedia, WikiArt or Google Art Project. Follow the links below:
I spent last weekend in Waterford at one of Adrian’s workshops. It was highly organised, started on time finished on time. There was a logical sequence to the instructions with plenty of time allocated to each pupil. I thoroughly enjoyed this intensive 3-day workshop. I had never used oils before but was pleased with the work I produced. In particular, I felt that I had been instructed on a method of painting that I could practice in my own time. Excellent tutor.