Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Composition is often a balancing act. Some times it works and sometimes it doesn't. With out a good concept, composition and proper color your painting will not work, no matter how it is balanced.
Lean to the Right, Collage on acrylic
Abstract Flower,Collage on acrylic
Purple Iris,collage on acrylic
MonAb,collage on acrylic
CruAb,collage on acrylic
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
These color wheel projects are completed each semester in Design. The first painting must use all 12 colors with white tints and black tones. The second painting must be done with one color mixed with tints and tones. The third painting must be done with three adjacent colors with tints and tones. The fourth painting must be done with opposite colors plus tints and tones. I used Saran Wrap in watery paint to create the backgrounds for each.
Color Wheel Flower, Golden Acrylic on Gessoed Board
Ink Wash Perspective Drawings
Outside Light, Pen and Ink wash, Black and Sepia on Gesso Board
Doing perspective may take a long time to draw correctly, and at times is seen as difficult, but it magically changes a 2D space to the illusion of 3D. The first one point perspective drawing is a pen and ink wash of the hallway outside of my office. The second is from a photograph.
Laundry Day, Pen and Ink wash on Gesso Board
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
charcoal and white chalk on pastel paperGenerals Powdered Charcoal is an interesting media to create addition and subtraction charcoal drawings. The surface of the drawing paper is tinted with the powdered charcoal and then using erasers and various charcoal sticks and pencils the drawing is completed.
charcoal and white chalk on tan mattboard
White chalk is then used at the last step to finish this technique. I enjoy the expressionistic quality to this media.
Pheasants, Black ink on Amperson ClaybordThe New Scratchboard by Charels Ewing has served as a wonderful inspiration for my students. We have enjoyed working with Amperson Claybord and waterproof black ink to create some interesting examples of this media.
Life at the Reef, Golden Acrylic on Amperson Claybord