“In painting, as in life, you can get away with a great deal as long as you have your values right.”
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Painting Class Six
This is not about the military liquor store, but it is something that can make you see things in a new light, with the biggest difference being that you won’t regret it tomorrow! Probably.
In today’s class we spent a large about of time critiquing our work from last week and reviewing class five. I emphasized our vocabulary on shadow and light, and worked more on getting the students to SEE the different values.
Painting the egg was clinical and not very fun. Actually I’m bored just writing about it, so I can only imagine you reading this with a level of apathy normally reserved for watching CSPAN. So we switched gears to end the semester on a high note (D sharp).
We started new paintings – I let the kids choose a favorite flower to paint. Helpful hint: do not steal flowers; the corrections officers really limit the types of paints that you can have in jail.
First, we learned about different ways to transfer a drawing to a painting surface. Since this is not a drawing class, I will share the method that worked best for our limited time so that I could get back to my binge watching of Stranger Things:
How to Transfer an Image to Canvas
Values Make or Break a Painting
Sometimes you just have to do something for you. Since my husband told me that I couldn’t buy any more plants, we just painted for fun! This was great for emphasizing the need to keep their values strong.
We didn’t quite finish so stay tuned!
This is the end of the semester!
See you next year!