Thursday, February 26, 2015

ArtClub for Feb.18th: Masking, layering, fields of colour and foreground

We did a great job exploring the watercolours.  We talked about backgrounds and creating foreground images, and how to work resist, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, and dry-on-wet too!  You took your time to discover an idea and then work it out without a sketch or a plan, and the results were very colourful, animated and deliberate. We also talked about background and foreground as elements in each of your work. Here are a few examples...(sorry if yours isn't here..I will check my other camera for the rest!!)
Helen Frankenthaler was a colour field artist. Here is an image of one of her works(cited below.) And a link:
Helen Frankenthaler Fiesta, 1973
Acrylic on paper
22 1/4 × 30 1/4 in
56.5 × 76.8 cm
Helen Frankenthaler Foundation

ArtClub for Feb.11: Color, contrast, shape, symbol

We did well working out ideas of contrast in colour and in black & white. It was fun to see your ideas about self-expression as we 'exploded'  our Heart symbol.

Our group doodle was fun and we decided it doesn't need colour after all.
I think you all had a lot of fun making mini-movies with the camera - we can revisit that later.

ArtClub for Feb.4th: Starting with choices and goals

It was a fun first studio, with new friends in 2 distinct age groups.  I am looking forward to our conversations around our work!

We started our Painting and Photography Session with free painting with some drawing - talking about what we want to "express" or "represent" using pastel and acrylic....and a bit of liquid water colour.  Moving from black and white paint, we added colours and created hues(colour mixed with white) or shades (colour mixed with black).  We looked a the tripod and learned how to attach the camera.

(I will post week 1 work here shortly.)

We started a group drawing that I will keep up for next week's studio. We will take silly face photos next studio, and have a chance to draw in our sketchbooks and paint again.

We will make character paintings for our final project.  This is very open ended and I am excited to see what we all come up with.