Wow-those are really nice! Did each person bring their own backdrop and apple? Was the assignment done at home or in class?
I supplied the dollar store plastic apples, and they were in charge of their own fabric. It was an in class assignment.
I like them all. Fourth one seems serious in touch with their inner colorist.At this point, do you open the door to representational tweeking? Do you introduce the notion of reflected light; do you "correct" the "problem" of floatiness? I love knowing that stuff, but it's also a Pandora's box that may need to be unlearned later.
That bottom painter's a ringer. She's no beginner. She's got reflected light in the shadows and a signature and everything.Go ahead, ask me how I know it's a woman.
Carla, that fourth one is by a sweet guy. I seem to be adjusting my input to each individual. However, this exercise started out as as straight a representation as they could muster. Next we do a forgery, then pure abstraction, and finally an indiviual project that come up with themselves. Or more precisely, I am trying to get them to spend the next couple of weeks doing research about something or someway that they would want to paint. Chris, you are right. She has had a year of training at our local Academy which is very old-school. By the way, how did you know she was a she?
It's the signature. No American male would sign anything that way. It's too precious by half.Also, ask if she's been to Catholic school. Her script looks Palmer trained.
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