Painting Reminders for Class on 03/22/17
Woe that I must be the bearer of bad news, Exuberant Painters, but it’s over. Another Spring Break is coming to a close. *sniffle*
The end of vacation is always a bit melancholy, but it’s not all frowny-face news. We get to spend the next few weeks playing some serious play with paint, and I, for one, can’t argue with that.
And now… a friendly neighborhood reminder about what you need to be prepared for our next class.
- Read the following article: http://www.artnews.com/2013/04/24/contemporary-abstraction/. In my Spring Break haze, I completely spaced linking it before I left. Sorry! Although I normally give you a full week for homework, if at all possible, please read the article by Wednesday. It lays groundwork for methods of non-objective composition and will be helpful as we start our big canvases. Besides it is short, and I am not requiring a written response, so hopefully you can squeeze in a peruse. Once you’ve read it, use what you’ve learned to refine your test paintings for Wednesday (step 3 below).
- Study the guidelines for Project 2 so you are superspecial sure you understand what’s expected of you.
- Complete your six test paintings. Remember you’re going for possibilities though hopefully at least a few will have potential for translation into a finished 24″ x 24″ canvas. Stumped for ideas? Read the article in Step 1 and review the handout on compositional approaches you were given earlier this semester. Even though we’re painting non-objectively, layout matters. Also… SUPERIMPORTANT… use the materials you collected in your creativity journal prior to Spring Break for inspiration.
- If you haven’t already, check out your fellow students’ mini-reports on their assigned painters. This is another great way to get ideas about what’s possible.
- Pack your test paintings, painting supplies and creativity journals (all ART105 journals if you have more than one) for class on Wednesday.
For those of you looking for a review of color schemes, here are some helpful sites:
Don’t hesitate to e-mail. I’m back in reliable internet country, so I should be able to answer relatively quickly.
See you Wednesday!