Respond in your sketchbook notes:
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.
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?
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 paintings from her website:
For your sketchbook, spend an hour drawing landscapes from personal photos (show foreground, middleground, and background) or draw directly in the outdoors.