Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Ten Strokes Redux

Another 10 strokes day in class by popular request. I have posted a series of 8 photos showing the process of the 10 strokes. This exercise is designed to encourage the artist to define the object...in this case an artichoke....in just 10 strokes. A lot of thought has to go into how to use value, color and brush stroke. These photos shows how I progress and also show my palette with the two puddles of paint...light and dark side and the beginning of modifying the puddles to change the value or hue of the original color. The 9th photo is a ten stroke red onion. I found my students’ paintings became more authoritative and less fussy after this assignment.

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