Friday, March 21, 2008
Thank You Painting-A-Day Painters!
Last semester when I taught my Acrylic/Oil painting class at Sacramento City College, I had my students painting still life set ups with 3 or more objects. Sometimes I had single objects, but that was less than half the time. This semester, thanks to some painting a day bloggers I've explored ( Jason Waskey, Carol Marine, Aaron Lifferth. See my links), I am having my students paint single objects exclusively for the entire semester. So far, they are loving it. They are not overwhelmed, and they can more better concentrate on things like color mixing, edges, values, brush work, composition...all that good stuff that a beginning artist must learn and explore. The other nice thing about small objects is that each student has their own private still life subject. I have a lot of students and we have little elbow room and really no space for a separate still life set up. And even, if we did, it would be hard for the students to see a single object from a distance. With them having their own objects right by their individual table top easels, there is not that issue. So thanks Painting A Day bloger artists! By the way, my last painting is of a crushed Bodington Beer can. It's an English import with an incredible smooth, silky, creamy texture. Cheers!