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#20 “Clear sight makes clear art.” Observation lies at the heart of the art process. Whether your art derives from mimicking nature or extrapolating a mental construct, your powers of observation are critical. Unless you can see what lies before you, you cannot describe it. Train yourself to eliminate preconceptions and received understandings when observing anything. Try to see what is before you, not what you think you see or want to see.  Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School.


What are two things you think the PROCESS is going to do to help you in the creation of this artwork? How is this going to be a skill that can help you in the future with OTHER ideas and assignments (in or out of art)?

I LOVE Andy Warhol: http://archv.sfmoma.org/images/artwork/medium/78.196.A-F_01_D02.jpg

What is it that you especially enjoy about the image you are creating in your painting? How do the ideas and colors RELATE to you? 

Painting: Portraits and OILS

Which direction have you decided to go in regarding the use of colors while using oil paints? What kind of mood / feeling do you hope to incorporate into the idea of your painting?

Elizabeth Peyton: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/cb/af/0d/cbaf0d52c8ad9d5cacdea6efd2711495.jpg

Have you  decided HOW you are going to break apart the space that you are building in the painting? Are you emphasizing the new SHAPES or are you developing the LINES that you have in the portrait? Oil Painting Close Up: Elizabeth Peyton: 

Drawing: Portraits and Colored Pencils

This is it folks – Second to last day – Every square inch needs color. What’s holding you back? What has propelled you forward in the process?

Graffiti and YOU: http://d2jv9003bew7ag.cloudfront.net/uploads/From-the-Zoo-Project-in-Tunisia-by-Mohamed-Hanchi.jpg

Are you taking pencils home? Where are you going to work on the drawing? What has been the HARDEST PART of the drawing?  Mohamed Hanchi

AP: Not Portraits – Concentration Work (ONLINE TOO)

DON’T LOOK AT YOUR WORK –  Set it out and step back… go get it – step back… Now… turn around and LOOK! What are three things that you see as working and NOT working in the art? GO Get TO WORK!

What techniques are you looking at using? What’s NEW? https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/1a/dc/f9/1adcf98791409ae59ca55dc3f3a54719.jpg

You had a lot to think about today… What did you take a away? Look at the ORIGINAL WORK and look at your SERIES of works… what’s happening? 

Deadlines are here. Concentration is required. What’s your perspective? Can you see the abstract?

Time is up… at 3:00 that is. What have you got to turn in? Anything?

There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late.”

—Og Mandino (Paul Mark Sutherland http://goalhabits.com/2013/10/12/goal-achievement-quote-oct-12-2013/)


Art Foundations 2D: 2 Point Perspective and NON LINEAR perspective. TEXTBOOK!

Notice how Leonardo DaVinci has used the vanishing point to help draw the viewers eyes into the focal point of the painting? What is SOME of the symbolism behind his painting? CLICK ON THE PAINTING FOR MORE INFORMATION!

GOALS: Are you REALLY understanding these goals? Do they MEAN anything to you or are you writing them simply because I am asking you?

  1. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements).

Review with neighbors the RULES of THUMB and discuss the Differences in one and two point perspective.


Advanced Drawing: Non-Objective Value Drawing based on Observation… How’s it going? Share your ideas with your classmates – FIRST THING! Set out your sketchbooks and write out your thoughts on your classmates works. MAKE A PHOTOGRAPH of the progress of yours.

How's this ABSTRACTED? How are YOU dealing with this idea?
How’s this ABSTRACTED? How are YOU dealing with this idea?
Richard Diebenkorn’s ABSTRACT Non-Objective artwork based on REAL LIFE observations of his surroundings. What is so difficult for you?


  1. 2.3 create artworks that solve visual challenges
  2. 5.1 identify the rationale behind making art

What are your BIGGEST CHALLENGES with this drawing? What are YOU learning with and through this project of direct-observation?


AP Studio Art: Concentration #1 – THINK THINK THINK!

What are you DOING in your sketchbook? How are you USING it to develop your IDEAS?


  1. 1.4 create and define, visual challenges (your concentrations)  using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements)

What is your plan for the ENTIRE body of work? What is your plan for your first work? Take the last 7 minutes to TALK WITH A GROUP about the progress – without me involved. I want to see you discuss with one another the ideas.

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