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