Art 1 – glazing with transparencies and “learning to see” – due 3/26

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overlaying transparent color glazes

In your sketchbook notes, respond to the following three questions:

1. Which of the following tips from the site below do you find most important in your exploration of the transparent painting process? Explain why in the context of one of your paintings.

tips on transparent glazing

2. What did you learn from the short article below about painting in transparent glazes and how will you apply it to your current painting?

painting in glazes in acrylics

Here’s a great quote from Black Horse Art Supply blurb on artist Carolyn Anderson:

“Interpreting visual reality should be about exploration and not just an attempt at re-creation. Great art is dependent on observation and strong visual elements. Learning to see and compare visual information is a process of growth and exploration. A drawing of a tree done by a child and an adult are not much different from one another. The difference lies in the complexity of the painting and the artist’s ability to notice nuance and variation and to organize and edit that information into a personal expression. Craft without creativity is only part of the equation. Painting is about learning to see – and hopefully, sharing how we see and what is visually important to us, with others.”

3. What can you find in the quote above that applies to your process of painting and discovery in the paintings you have done so far in class?

For your interest, here are some of Anderson’s paintings from her website:

Carolyn Anderson

For sketchbook, spend an hour drawing various landscapes from personal photos or other image sources (show foreground, middleground, and background). Or, take advantage of the great weather and head outdoors to sketch several views of a landscape site.

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