#Paintings and the #Street – #PleinAirPainters

Plein Air Painting: Last day out on the street!

Shelby Keefe Painting a store front – ALL is worthwhile of painting! http://www.greens-n-grains.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/artist-shelby-keefe.jpg
  • NVAS: 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • Question to begin with: What did the painting of the complementary colors do for your painting? How does the underpainting help the composition (or is it hindering the painting)? What do you look forward to as you head out today? What does working in the town do DIFFERENTLY for you than painting out in the nature?

What are your TOP 3 learning experiences from this week? What are 2 things you would like to focus on next week – our last week together? What is ONE thing you would share with your classmates (current or future) about the process of painting?

#MidWeek #Humpday – How’s your #PleinAir Painting going?

Plein Air Painting: Day two of the Acrylic Painting. In TOWN!

One Point Perspective with Shelby Keefe. http://i1.wp.com/www.carmelvisualarts.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/keefe5.jpg
  • NVAS: 6.1P: Analyze and describe the impact that an exhibition or collection has on personal awareness of social, cultural, or political beliefs and understandings.
  • Question to begin with: What is a strength of your first (and second?) acrylic painting? Let’s plan on accomplishing TWO paintings this week. Go into a bit of REFLECTION about the painting with acrylics. What are you enjoying – ONE THING about working with acrylics and then SENTENCES describing why.

How were you able to make successful use of the thickness of the acrylics versus the transparency of the watercolors? After a couple of days using the easels (for those who haven’t) how does it work DIFFERENTLY than painting in your lap – on a board?

#Sketches are done. Time to #Paint #PleinAir style

Plein Air Painting: Shelby Keefe inspires us to get out and paint with acrylics!

Shelby Keefe’s Storefront! http://www.studioshelby.com/Content/files/alterations1920.jpg
  • NVAS: 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • Question to begin with: What are three aspects of Plein Air Painting you feel are enjoyable? What are two challenges that you face with painting outdoors? What is one thing that you will remember about the class when school starts up again?

How was using acrylics hugely different than using watercolors – now that you have had a chance to actually go out and paint? What was it like painting out in plain view of others? Did anyone talk to you about your images? The class? What are your public speaking skills like? Why did it seem so different than being out in nature?

Final Day of the #PleinAirPainting Week – #WhereDidTheTimeGo?

Look at the GREAT PAINTERS! Keep at it!
  • NVAS: 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • Question to begin with: What did you get lost in yesterday as you made your art? Where did you FLY? Take a REAL MOMENT before you begin finishing or setting up a NEW composition and consider the progress of the works you are making. PLEASE GIVE SOME EXAMPLES and EXPLAIN!
Go MATT!

End of the Day Reflection (use the back of this page for more reflection space): As you look back on the past two weeks of painting, what are the highlights of the experience (remember that the word EXPERIENCE is emphasized here)? How do you see some of the ideas as being those that MAY carry you forward into your future paintings? Techniques? Compositions? New Skills? What else and WHY – ELABORATE!

You are creating WONDERFUL works!

Remember that you have HOMEWORK this weekend. Take the artist you most enjoy from your list of 3 and CREATE your best version (copy) of one of their works of your choice. ALSO – make sure you create one or two paintings of your choice based on the style of your artist of choice.

#AndrewWyeth #PleinAirPainting #WaterfordPleinAir

Plein Air Painting: Andrew Wyeth on Smithsonianmag.com 

Really Look at the use of TEXTURE in the work. What else strikes you? Foreground, Middle Ground, Background? http://www.awyeth.com/Above%20the%20Orchardem.jpg
  • NVAS: 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • Question to begin with: BEFORE we go out – let’s reflect. Look at DAY 1. What was the strongest aspect of your DAY 1 painting? Now compare that to day 7… 21 hours later of painting. What is the strongest aspect of THAT painting? What are 3 things you see that you have GROWN in when it comes to the painting? What are 2 things you are focusing on today? What is ONE ELEMENT of ART that you are REALLY going to keep in mind?

Look what you’ve accomplished on facebook.com/artwithkorb

End of the Day Reflection (use the back of this page for more reflection space): You had a lot of NEW spaces and views to choose from today. What was your FOCUS of ATTENTION on in the composition? What was the FOCAL POINT of painting 1? How do you see it drawing a viewer’s eye into the work? What about painting 2? Where are your HIGH CONTRASTS in the painting?

#WinslowHomer and #PleinAirPainting – An #American #Master!

http://www.portlandmuseum.org/homer/about-winslow-homer http://www.portlandmuseum.org/sites/default/files/images/artwork/1988.55.11.jpg
  • NVAS: 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • Question to begin with: VERY Windy yesterday – how do you feel about the painting from yesterday? We thought about it at the end of the class – I get that – but you are a day removed. Give some examples and some real consideration – maybe about the compositions, maybe about the technique, maybe about something entirely else… River painting today – how do you feel the WATER will be a challenge? How might it be solved? Think about the technique… Ok – Let’s get our stuff and GO PAINT!

End of the Day Reflection (use the back of this page for more reflection space): TODAY we had two paintings… (I hope as of the writing of this piece. How did the first painting from today help you develop the second painting? (The questions will work today – weather pending.) Elaborate with examples from your paintings. We considered the different types of compositions (8?) and then went out and painted – right? How did looking at the various types of compositions help you develop (or simply be more aware) of the compositions you set up today?

#Week2 – #EnPleinAir Painting

Plein Air Paintings – How are you doing outside?

Figure on a Porch, Richard Dibenkorn, 1959. http://goo.gl/zBrtt
  • NVAS: 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • Question to begin with: Read over the thoughts I’ve added and look over your paintings from last week. Take a minute and think about it all – what are 3 things that stand out to you as you look at the works as being STRONG elements of the work? What are 2 things that stand out to you as areas that are WEAKER in nature and require additional efforts. What is 1 thing you are REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO this week?

End of the Day Reflection (use the back of this page for more reflection space): How has the first painting from today helped you to develop the second painting for the day? Elaborate with examples from your paintings. We looked at the different types of compositions (8?) and then went out and painted, how did looking at the various types of compositions help you develop (or simply be more aware) of the compositions you set up today?

#EndOTheWeek for you… time to PAINT!

Plein Air Painting: A Day For Yourself?

This Weekend in NYC at the Whitney… Edward Hopper’s “Early Sunday Morning” Click on the PAINTING to listen about THIS painting… then let’s look at more of Hopper’s Work.
  • NVAS: 3.1Ac: Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.
  • Question to begin with: How have you seen a dramatic change in your approach to painting since you began this class? Are you tighter with your painting or looser? Are you more anxious about the process or have you relaxed about the process? Explain your answers please.

End of the Day Reflection (use the back of this page for more reflection space): As you look back on the paintings and reflections from the week, what are you most proud of? What are the three strongest aspects of the paintings that you have completed this week? What are two compositional styles that you are really seeing as dominant in how you set up your paintings? What is one thing you would like to focus on as you create a couple of plein air paintings this weekend? Homework is 2 or more plein air paintings all on your own. Remember that this is suppose to be FUN – so get out there and enjoy your works.

Summer School #Watercolor Techniques – #PleinAirPainting

Plein Air Painting: Richard Dibenkorn and the Bay Arts Figurists

Watercolor Sample Sheet

Click on the image above to visit the link to the watercolor technique experiments.

Click HERE to Listen to the 7 minute interview from NPR with Richard Dibenkorn and take a look at how Diebenkorn breaks up the space into the shapes and colors – not recognizable forms (trees, streets, houses etc…) and think about those shapes as you paint today. Look at the images on the website as examples. You will have examples to take with you out with you to reference. Make sure you are working with the techniques that the first part of the class gave you – image above and videos we have just watched.

Richard Diebenkorn “Ocean Park Series” – view from his studio… http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2012/03/01/diebenkorn_ocean-park-24_custom-d2b533403d600747d03583777b50242fdc2916e9-s400-c85.jpg
  • 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…
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Here is my Richard Diebenkorn”esque” painting from yesterday. I am no Diebenkorn, but the ideas help me, well, let’s see what the ideas help you do first.

End of the Day Reflection (use the back of your page for more reflection space): How did you use the techniques / experiments from the video and the examples from Richard Diebenkorn to create compositions that reflect your observations from the day? Make sure you elaborate on the answers – not just one comment that is vague – think about it!

#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!