Thursday, March 17, 2011
cloth, Hat and Shoes,
I started an art blog forv my form one students recently. (form ones are the kids that range in age from 11-13) They are really excited by the idea and so I want to make it as interesting an experience as I can for them
Teaching has changed so much since I first started; even art. No longer are you just focussing on the 'manual' areas. Now you have to show them art on the omputer. It's a learning experince for both students and teachers. I know I'm learning a lot. I find myself having to learn things I never thought of just to keep ahead.
I hope all my artist friends who follow my blog will visit the link below and comment or leave some sort of encouragement for the kids as they forge ahead in artist endeavour.
Click here to visit the student's blog
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Acrylics on board
Here's another one of my experiments. Played around with movement both in the composition and the brush strokes. I think it's important to not get comfortable as an artist. We should constantly seek to improve and to try new things. I always remember and quote to myself and others my first art lecturers words she told us "An artist is always hungry" Guess that's why we usually have so many unfinished canvases.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Acrylics, sea salt and oil pastels on 4x4 board
Here's another one of my experiments, this time with texture. On this one I used sea salt, oil pastels and acrylics. I like the sense of depth that came as a result. It's always a good idea sometimes to go outside your comfort zone and experiment with materials and techniques that you don't normally use. I am really enjoying the back to school experience. Very nice!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Danse Haitienne (wip)
Acrylics on canvas
18x22It's 2:00am. I've been working-Finally! Started this piece from photos I took last Sunday of some Haitian women doing one of their traditional folk dances. They were whirling and carefree. I seek to capture that gaiety on canvas. I was just so excited that I couldn't wait until I was done before sharing with you.
I'm working in acrylics for this project. Thought I'd get back into it since I have been immersed in oils for such a long time (No i'm not giving up oils). The canvas size is 18x22 and the next time you see this peace it will be completed!