Category: Art 240 Fall 2018

Project Proposal, Final Two Paintings

Project proposal for final two paintings Plan your project Record your responses to the following questions in a notebook or sketchbook:  Look at and think about all of the art you have created in the past.  What themes appear throughout your art?  What are things that…

Canvas Building and Stretching Project, Nov. 5-9

Here is a quick review of the process I will demonstrate in class.  Please note that I did not actually nail the pieces together so you might see gaps between seams that shouldn’t exist in your finished (glued and nailed) frame. The sound in the first…

Figure Drawing and Painting

For this project we will complete a series of figure drawings and paintings. You will need three sheets of prepared paper. Gesture drawing and figure painting process will be demonstrated in class. October 24, Day 1:  Gesture drawing October 26, Day 2: Extended gesture drawing and…

Still Life Painting Series

For this assignment, we will complete six paintings, 4 in class and 2 out of class. All six paintings will be due on October 22.  Each of these paintings will be completed in one session, each session approximately 1 1/2- 2 hours in length. For inspiration,…

Collage Paintings

Look at the work of Wangechi Mutu: 30 Americans Exhibit https://www.artsy.net/show/brooklyn-museum-wangechi-mutu-a-fantastic-journey and Elizabeth Murray: https://www.artsy.net/artist/elizabeth-murray https://art21.org/artist/elizabeth-murray/   Project Objectives: -To create an abstract collage with and emphasis on color scheme. -T0 explore shape, specifically creating a piece that is an irregular shape rather than a rectangle. -To…

Color Introduction


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This video provides a good primer on color mixing and theory.  It explains hue, temperature, value and intensity.  You’ll learn how classical paintings use color close to the neutral core, how the lightfast colors used by the Impressionists were a result of the Industrial Revolution and…

Grayscale 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 -Galkyd  Objectives: -To learn to manipulate oil paint with and without mediums (gamsol, alkyd). -To…

Introduction to Critique

 To get started thinking about critique this semester watch the video above of a critique in in undergraduate painting class at Cooper Union. Think about how you would like to show up for critique this semester, with your own work and in response to work made…

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 grayscale, abstract studies with visually interesting compositions that each employ black (which will be mixed from umber and…

Art 240 Supply List, Fall 2018

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…