Watch the following conversation with artist Angus Wilson about still life painting:
and the short video of his still life paintings:
For your sketchbook notes, comment on the following:
1. Two points about still life painting that you find of interest.
2. Two techniques from Wilson’s work that you will try in your still life painting (color, composition, or style).
3. Describe one aspect of his paintings that appeals to you.
The next two paintings you will work on in class will be still lifes. The first painting (whole-sheet) will be based on your realism drawing from the fall semester. Your second painting (whole- or half-sheet) will be more exaggerated and stylized as Wilson’s work, but also based on observation from life.
This week your sketchbook drawing is preparation for that second painting that we will do in class after spring break.
For sketchbook, spend one hour drawing from objects that you select and set up, in the style of Angus Wilson. (You may also want to take and print a small photo of your still life arrangement for your reference.) You may use color or just take notes on the color system you intend to use.