#Friday. FINALLY

/4#78 Self-portraiture has a long and storied history. It is something that most artists undertake in their training. It can yield great revelations of character and technique as in Rembrandt, van Gogh, and Bacon. It will succeed or fail based on its interest as an image. Try to judge it as an image, not as a mirror. Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School.

Studio Art 360: Grids on the Canvas and the Drawing

How is BREAKING the image down to basic shapes going to make the process of creating a memorable and successful work of art easier?





1 3/8″, 2 3/4″, 4 1/8″, 5 1/2″, 6 7/8″, 8 1/4″, 9 5/8″, 11″, 12 3/8″

What challenges did you have today with the transferring of the portrait up to the canvas? Two struggles?
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What do you think the PROCESS is going to be in how we DUPLICATE the image over to the canvas? What colors are you considering for the portrait?

What part of the process of tracing and transferring the image up to the canvas did you struggle with? Name 2 things that were challenging.

Check out the photos from the UWM Field Trip: https://goo.gl/lmmiu9

PAINTING: Making Plans? Got your Photo?


What challenges do you see in the use of OIL paint versus Acrylic paint? What advantages do you see in the use of oil over acrylic?

Vermeer – Details of pearls

What ideas do you see coming out from others works as you took the 4 minutes to walk around today and see what others are doing? How can you see working with OTHERS in a COMMUNITY as being beneficial to the development of your art?

Reginald Baylor Portrait

DRAWING: Fauvists and YOU!

What is successful in your artwork? What is the color scheme you are using? Share this with your neighbor.

“Henri Matisse” Andre Derain – Fauvism

What is the progress of the drawing thus far? What is your neighbor doing well? What is your neighbor not doing successfully? Share your thoughts with your neighbors. 


AP STUDIO ART: Figure Drawing

Copy and Paste your LETTERS to the ADVENTURE! authors in THIS DOCUMENT so I have ONE FINAL DOCUMENT. I can go through to make small changes, but make sure you COPY AND PASTE your FINAL LETTER INTO THIS DOCUMENT. Thanks.

Look at the series of works from yesterday… how have you begun to see the figure differently? Are you thinking about the the FORM in a different fashion than you had earlier?

What did taking an entire minute away from your drawings do for you? Harder? Easier? What did you have to do DIFFERENTLY? 

REMEMBER -ASSIGNMENT FOR FRIDAY! THAT’S THE DUE DATE! ON YOUR OWN! NO QUESTIONS ASKED! You will have the 2 questions about your AP Concentration written – AND PROOFED by a classmate – and then pasted into the CONCENTRATION Portion of your pages. ALSO – You will have a GALLERY of 6 images FROM YOUR CONCENTRATION ITSELF uploaded to the CONCENTRATION PAGE. As a BONUS – you will have up to 6 and no fewer than 3 BREADTH works on your breadth page… I might be making some changes to these pages as we move along so… be prepared to LISTEN CAREFULLY and FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTIONS – I am hoping to streamline the process.

#SummerSchool #PleinAirPainting

Welcome to Summer School!

JMW Turner Sketchbook - Tate Gallery - London. http://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner
JMW Turner Sketchbook – Tate Gallery – London. http://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner

Plein Air Painting: Day to Day Worksheets – Tate Gallery UK – JMW Turner Research Project

  • NVAS: 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • Question to begin with: What is it you KNOW about watercolors at this point in your art making career? Stop and think about this for a moment. Don’t RUSH your answer. Take a few minutes…

Looking at your paintings from the day (really look at them) what are three things that you are happy with? Be specific and elaborate on your comments. What are two things you discovered about the idea of painting out of doors (Plein Air)? What is one thing you look forward to tomorrow? Remember to elaborate.

Due Tomorrow Below!

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