Here is my little value study for my first painting assignment @araboston. It is a grisaille painting, which just means "gray," but sounds fancier. So I won't be replicating the colors you can see in the setup and will instead just paint the light and dark values I see. I find value studies to be a really helpful way to rehearse the general tonal scheme of the piece before I move onto a full sized painting or drawing. It is much easier to quickly fuss with values on a smaller scale in a less precious painting until they are right, and then I have a map for the final version. I don't worry about proportions or too much about paint application, so it goes by quickly. I was trying out a vertical pallette, but I will probably just hold it for the rest of the assignment. :) #araboston#academyofrealistart#castpainting#academicart#academicpainting#paintingaday#artstudent#valuestudy
Master study after Alphonse Mucha. Verithin, prismacolor, and white chalk on toned paper. Mucha is definitely on the top of my list with J.C. Leyendecker as far as my favorite artists \ designers. Fun study!
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Demo progression for my two private students over the last 3 classes. Y’all asked for more of my thoughts, so here ya go...😂 I’ve been exploring different ways of teaching and approaching block-in. The envelope and comparative angles in this approach lends itself to developing flat copy work, which is why i tend to default to it. only that’s the problem - it is a completely flat way of conceptualizing and seeing complex information and makes no sense outside the context of copying engravings and lithography for the purpose of perfect reproduction (something people forget when they mis interpret bargue as a method of drawing, and not as an exercise in learning and investigating concepts). But as an introductory approach, it’s something to start with and makes it concrete and easy for students to self correct.
Only it can easily become a crutch that prevents people from seeing. This makes for a particularly difficult transition when getting them to paint which is a new domain of interpreting the same information into a completely different set of organizational boxes.
I firmly believe in giving students this crutch so they can get off the ground and move forward- but i believe we also have to break that crutch and let them hobble, fall, and drown, until they get their footing or they’ll die. “When methods and obstructions do not interfere, the nature of the revolutions of heaven and earth is understood”
Learn a method. Develop it, and then destroy it.
Out with the old, IN WITH THE NEW!!💥 Finally upgraded to a grown up Carolina Easel from @jerrysartarama . I got the easel on the left for like 20 bucks like twenty years ago and its a dinky, wabbly mess, time for it’s retirement...now what’ll be the first painting on the shiny new one??🤔 #jerrysartarama#araboston#easel#newbegginings#whattopaintnext