This week I would like you to set up a simple still life with a toy or two and draw them from real life, please use a format and all the drawing and shading skills that you have in your bag of tricks to do your best work.
I’m only interested in you drawing from life from this point on in the semester….NOT from internet images. Have fun with this assignment!
If you wanted to you could use some watercolor with your drawing to add a little color.
The point is to slow down and really study the beautiful forms of flowers and record what you see with your pencil or brush.
Have fun and do your best!
Here is a nice drawing of a vase of flowers to inspire you this week. Remember I want you to do your drawing from real flowers and not an internet image please!
This week I would like you to find a flower or two, put them in water and draw them from life.
There are flowers everywhere right now…you can use wild flowers or even cut a twig from a flowering tree. Please use a format and have fun with this. I would like you to spend at least 20 minutes on this study. It is your choice on whether to use color or not.
We will be starting a new painting project this week. A Landscape or an Interior…or, you could choose an Interior that shows a landscape through the window and combine both.
This is an Interior with a window by the brilliant colorist Pierre Bonnard….The assignment will be to come up with your own color harmonies!
Here is a link that shows a few more examples of his interiors:
This is a version of The Last Supper that I painted for a client a couple of years ago.
I hope all of you enjoy your Easter break with family and friends…don’t forget to reflect on the meaning of the holiday.
We will be starting a bigger landscape painting soon. I thought you might like to see a couple of little painting sketches on paper based on Augusta National in honor of Jesuit’s Jordan Spieth leading the Masters this afternoon.
We will be starting a new large painting soon that will be your choice of a landscape or an interior. To prepare for that I would like you to practice by drawing this landscape. Please use a rectangular format and you can use color or black and white.
This painting is by the Fauve artist Andre Derain….you can see some more of his work at this link:
You may also choose one of the Women’s Final Four Mascots to
draw in your sketchbook. Please use a format and have fun with it!