Wednesday, March 2, 2011
My Painting 2 class is venturing forward into pursuing independent projects. There are countless way to creating paintings and not having an "assignment" from a teacher can be liberating, however it can also be a daunting task. There are so many variables to consider when planning your composition.
Will you use neutrals, highly saturated color, or monochromatic color?
Will you paint animals, people, landscapes, still life, abstract imagery, political imagery, or religious imagery?
Application of paint
Will you painting in thin transparent layers, thick gooey blobs, with lots of brush marks, or many drips?
Will you work on a series of small paintings, one large painting, or paint on non-traditional objects?
Concept or reference to an art movement
Are you interested in the Renaissance, Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Pop Art, or Post Modern Art?
In order to organize their ideas, my student were required to do some work in their sketchbooks:
Choose three artists that you admire who will inspire ideas for your project.
Write and sketch about the qualities that relate to your idea.
You will likely need to do some research at the library or on your computer to learn more about Accomplished artists and look at images of their work.
Write A papragraph about what inspires you about the artist and make some sketches. (these will be handed into Ms. Bean)
You can mix and match the styles and techniques of the masters. (For example you may want to do subject matter similar to salvador Dali but want to emulate the softer color palette of Pierre Bonnard.)