Here is my final painting for my Foundation II class! I absolutely love to paint digitally, but over the course of this class I have developed an appreciation for traditional paint. One of the things I used to detest most about acrylics was running out of a certain color and then trying to remix it. The solution I discovered was to mix a whole lot of the colors I knew I would need. Then I used a pallette knife to slop them into a lidded butter tub. The container kept the paint usable for more than 2 weeks! 11" x 14" acrylic. 15 hours.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The point of this assignment was to show the importance of how bright the values of different colors are. Art pieces are stronger when lights, darks and contrasts are used appropriately to direct the attention of the viewer. The often taught rule is: when working through a piece of art, take a grayscale look at it every once in a while to make sure the values and brightness of the image are still communicating effectively. 11"x17" acrylic on illustration board. 9 hours.