Friday, July 13, 2012
This week's lesson at the arts center was one of watercolor texture. The project was inspired by an article in the recent "Watercolor Artist" magazine in which the topic was abstraction and various artists told how they use the creative process to create a painting. The students were given the following instructions: 1. Their painting was to include 2 birds and 3 circles; 2.The painting should have the following textures - salt, lifted and stamped (we used original stamps created from art gum erasers. The composition could be either abstract or realistic.
The 4 painters did wonderfully creative paintings - abstract, semi-abstract, impressionistic, and realistic. I am so proud of them. I am also including my 2 paintings - the first is my example prepared ahead of time (more design and realistic) and the 2nd was done along with the students (the abstract approach.)