Painting Homework Due 03/29/17
Here’s the skinny on what needs doin’ for next class!
If you haven’t already, read the following article: ArtNews: The Golden Age of Abstraction
In a comment on this post, tell me which of the categories of contemporary abstraction discussed most interests you and why. Prior to making a decision, I recommend you follow a few of the links within the article and/or search some of the artist names to get a better idea what each category entails.
Please be thoughtful in your response. A paragraph or two should do the trick.
Get yee going on yon big canvas for Project 2! Use what you have learned from your test paintings as well as from the various technique exercises we’ve completed (alla prima, blending, scumbling, drybrush, fluid/watercolor/wash, impasto, knife painting, etc.) Your piece should be far enough along by next class that we can have a meaningful discussion about what’s working and what needs improvement. Remember, for this assignment, composition is key and layering is your very good friend!
Don’t forget to read those nutty Project 2 Guidelines!
Other Potentially Helpful Stuff:
For a reminder on compositional strategies, checkycheck the handout.
For information on the formal principles of art/design, which are likewise key to composition, looksee here at these notes.
For more non-objective inspiration, review your fellow students’ mini-reports on their assigned non-objective painters.
See you next week!