#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?

#Monday! Let’s explore #Acrylics

Plein Air Painting: Shelby Keefe and Plein Air Acrylics

Shelby Keefe’s Painting – Milwaukee based painter. http://pleinaireaston.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/artwork/keefe%2001.jpg?itok=rPmhsftN
  • 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 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?

What challenges (3) do you think that acrylics will pose DIFFERENTLY than watercolors did? What 2 benefits do you think acrylics will offer you over watercolors?