Mixing Color from a Limited Palette

  We will now begin to work with color.  The following project is designed to learn how to mix color from a limited palette. Project:  Abstract Color Designs Supplies Needed –paint chips (handed out in class) –oil paints (full palette) –Gamsol –Liquin or Galkyd –brushes –two…

Monochrome Still Life

Supplies needed: -Gamsol -Burnt umber -Ultramarine blue -Titanium white paint -#12 flat or bright brush and large round brush (round brush is optional) -One sheet of 18” x 24” gesso-covered paper -Liquin, Galkyd or linseed oil Objectives: -To learn to manipulate oil paint with and without…

Monochrome Studies

Supplies needed: -Gamsol -Burnt umber paint -Titanium white paint -Ultramarine paint -#12 flat or bright brush -Two sheets of 18” x 24” gesso-covered paper. Objective: To create two gray-scale, abstract studies with visually interesting compositions that each employ black (which will be mixed from umber and…

Art 240 Supply List, Fall 2017

Welcome to Art 240, Introduction to Painting! Supply kits for this class can be purchased in the SNC bookstore.  If you prefer to purchase supplies at your local art supply store please feel free to do so. Here is the supply list for the course: Oil…

Series Project Proposal

Art 340, Final Series Project: The second half of the course will be spent developing a small body of work.  You will complete three painting projects, all related through concept and approach. Consider: What ties an artist’s body of work together? For instance, Kahinde Wiley paints the…

“Dear Data” Paintings

This assignment, in which we will use painting to illustrate our personal data, is inspired by the Dear Data project created by Georgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec. Process: Read through the book, Dear Data, located in the painting studio and on the reserve shelf in the…

Creating a Large Work Out of Smaller Parts

  The objectives of this project are to to create one large work out of smaller, individual pieces, to pay careful attention to craft and to fully execute a complex visual problem, from concept to presentation. Supplies are due in class by Tuesday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m.  They include prepared…

Photographing and Editing Images of Your Work

Since hiring someone to photograph your work can be very expensive it’s helpful to develop a basic skill set in this area. The easiest way to photograph paintings is in natural light. A slightly overcast day works really well.  I take my paintings outside or photograph them in a…

Your Domain

Please post a link to your site in the comment section below by end of day on Thursday, Feb. 9.  Can’t wait to see your sites!    

Self-Portrait

In connection with the Domain of One’s Own project, we are going to explore digital identity through several painting projects this semester. How do our roles as makers, when we work with a traditional medium like painting, intersect with our digital identities?  Are digital spaces viewed as…