Still life work term 3

Alison Brown’s composition worked well and she managed some successful colour mixing to get the shadow colours cast onto the different coloured   card    Rowena Poole Ro’s painting  was firstly  resolved tonally with one colour(sepia) and then developed with a limited palette of colour.It was very successful because it  developed through the lens of […]

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more thoughts for still life

Thinking about gathering objects for collage and I have had a few questions on what objects would be good. Then I read a quote from Raymond Pettibow “Somewhere in New York City there are four or five -four and a half  still unknown objects that belong together.Once together they’ll make a work of art.” and […]

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Term Three 2012: Still Life with a Mad Jug

In Term 3 we will go back to working form life , doing some good observation exercises of the mad jugs.Looking through the lens of proportion and relationship we’ll do several days drawing and practise  setting up interesting compositions to work from. Students have committed to finding extreme examples of paintable objects(op shops be on […]

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WORK FROM COLLAGE VARIATIONS :TERM TWO

WORK FROM COLLAGE VARIATIONS :TERM TWO We had an interesting time developing shape based compositions using collage, using  another artist’s work as our starting point. Texture and how to describe it in collage became a focus too, and then that gave us license to be creative in how we then described that texture when we […]

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2012 Term 1 – student’s work

Kathy McElroy studied Monets paint application in this work Liz Bosley even made room for Gauguin’s dog

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2012 Term 1 – more student’s work

        Gary Parkers work “Kids Crossing” Jo Turner referenced Euan McLeod’s work here John Eaglen copied Vermeer and then did a genre work of his own “in the style of “

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2012 Term 1 – student’s work

Cynthia copied Van Gogh’s boats and then developed her painting of the park in Napier using his distinctive brushstrokes and writhing composition.    

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2012 Term 2 – thoughs on collage & variations

More on collage Have a look at the  collages from the recent  competition at www.saatchionline.com in particular the work of Jo Webb.Saatchi online  is a wonderful online gallery which exibits emerging artists worldwide It is possible to join and exhibit your work check it out They also have painting competitions which you can enter if you […]

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2012 Term 2 – variation on another artist’s work using collage

Term 2 In term two we will do a variation on another artist’s work using collage as a first exercise to help us see the original in it’ “form” rather than through it’s “content” As in looking through the different lens of point, line, shape etc rather than at what the painting is about. A […]

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