Remember you may choose any image that interests you for inspiration….think about the format being square. Here I have taken a rectangular abstract image and cropped it down to a square format.
You bring it in Black and White then we will invent the color scheme on the “Game Day” painting next week!
This week I would like you to choose an image that you would be interested in painting on a square canvas 10″ x 10″. That is a square format so choose an image that would work well as a square and then print it out in Black and White and bring to class next week. The image can be just about any subject that you would be interested in painting, an animal, landscape, figure, or even an abstraction.
If you have no access to a printer at home or school computer lab/library then you may do a detailed
sketch of your chosen image as well. The main idea is that you have something in mind for the content/ subject of your 1st “game day” painting on canvas that we will start next week.
This is one of the nicest homework responses of the year so far.
Very nice work Emily!
It contains every element that we have concentrated on this year
Line ….contour and gesture
Shape….Positve and Negative
Value….subtle use of lights and darks to describe form
Color….warm, Analogous palette, that unifies the composition
Here is a nice full page response to the homework assignment, another great job by Emma!
This week I would like for you to do a study of this bird by Wayne Thiebaud in your sketchbook.
When I say “study” in art…I mean do a drawing of it to study the form and content in your sketchbook.
In honor of the Martin Luther King holiday,this is a painting by the talented African American artist Romare Beardon. Enjoy your day off from school and perhaps pause to reflect on why this day is set aside to honor Dr. King and his contributions.
Here is another crucifixion painting by the German Expressionist and brilliant colorist Emil Nolde. I assigned this homework as a lead up to Catholic Schools week. Choose a depiction that resonates with you to study in your sketchbook for this week.