Art class 101 – Week 1

Black and white study of a white box

Black and white study of a white box

I’m taking a class from Kami Polzin, and she is pushing us right back to fundamentals.   She wants to make sure we know them, and we’re not “cheating” or “guessing”.   She had us paint a simple study of a white box against a black background with strong shadows.  We looked for blocks of value (tone) and simplified.   We used a palette knife so that mixing remained pure.  It does produce crisp values.

Our homework was to go home and do the same thing with paper towels.  Funny, Leanne is not excited about me framing this for the wall.

Simple study of paper towels against a dark background.

Simple study of paper towels against a dark background.

 

How the paper towels were set up.

How the paper towels were set up. (More lights on in the image than when I painted.)

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