Painting

A one semester course where students utilize the skills acquired in Drawing. Acrylic on canvas is the medium used to explore the fundamentals of visual awareness, perception color use and composition.  Students will continue to study the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design as they work on a still life, landscape and abstraction. Selected European artists will be discussed with an emphasis on Abstractionism. Students set up easels as learn to care for materilas and tools. They will also stretch their own canvas and prepare a painting for display.

                                             

JANUARY 2017

The new semester begins studying the fundamentals of Painting, listening to lectures and taking notes.

LANDSCAPE

Students are currently working a landscape based on a photograph using acrylic paints. The various scenes depicted include forests in the Fall, beaches, cliffs, lakes, parks, and fields  

Students are currently working a landscape based on a photograph using acrylic paints. The various scenes depicted may include forests in the seasons, beaches, cliffs, lakes, parks, fields, etc.  

ABSTRACT

For this painting, students will stretch their own canvas using shop tools as they study Abstractionism as an Art movement.  Pieces may range from the geometric to the expressive. Inspiration may come from such artists as Picasso, Mondrian, Kandinsky, Miro, Stella and others.

Research Project: Students will write a paper about their own abstract painting as they compare it to those of famous painters whose work is similar in certain ways to theirs.

FLORAL

If time allows, students may create a painting depicting flowers in nature or in an arrangent.