Join Professor Hall Groat II within his upstate New York studio to learn how to classically paint a pair of antique roller skates with a set of keys. Within this video Hall introduces students to an indirect approach to painting that begins with a classic imprimatura undertone consisting of Raw Umber and Sap Green.
He then returns to the canvas two days later to subtly layer contrasting values and colors to suggest the leather skate straps, red wheels and metallic surfaces of the buckles, skates and keys.
The indirect realist painting approach that Hall teaches within this video is very similar to 15th-18th century great masters such as, Diego Velázquez and Leonardo Da Vinci. Both of these painters often explored imprimatura undertones consisting of a warm umber and cool green.