Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
To make the illusion of depth on a picture plane, there are many "tricks" that have been used. We concentrated on many of them excluding one and two point perspective. Here is a list: 1. Size - smaller farther away, 2. Overlapping - object appear behind, 3. Aerial - a name for clear and bright up close, faded farther away, 4. The higher the bottom, the farther away an object appears (that is reversed for the tops of objects above eye level). Remember to click on the images to enlarge them and to see the artists' names.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
As you can see, there are many directions to travel when different minds work with wet plaster and paint.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Remember to click on the images to enlarge them. Vanilla Sky above. Below is a record of a dress seen at the mall.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I did give in to a little pressure and set everyone up with a piece of masonite and some joint compound (ready-mixed plaster for walls & ceilings). With a bucket half full of texture makers, we all worked in the wet plaster. After the plaster set-up, we sanded and then coated our plaster with polymer medium. Lastly, we added some color - mostly black to approximate drawings (sort of). You can see my blog showing my usual textured paintings here. You can quickly see the many variations that we achieved with the same basic materials. I have picked out three new ideas to "steal" and try on my work! Remember to click on the images to enlarge them and to see the artists' names.