Saturday, March 17, 2012

Think Yolk



To all my students in the acrylic 334 class at Sacramento City College (Davis campus) - click on the yolk/shell photo and drag to your desk top and make a color print to bring to class next Friday. To my blog followers, the other two photos show the finished paintings of the coffee cup and donut by my students that meet every Thursday at University Art store in Sacramento. I teach them to start by painting simple shapes or masses of color with as large a brush as possible. At first, the resulting painting looks crude and rough but serves as a foundation upon which future refinements of value, color, contour, and edges are painted to complete the piece. My finished painting is the third in from the  right. You see one of my students working on her painting with my painting in the background. My painting at this point is well into the refinement stage but definitely not finished. I would say it is about 75% complete.

7 comments:

Susan Roux said...

You're doing well teaching your students. It shows in their work. Very nice.

Barbara M. said...

I know you're a great teacher and I get the yolk.

Ciao,

Barbara

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks for your comments you two yokels! Only kidding . . . couldn't help myself, especially after Barb's comment. She dun egged me on!!!

Ginny Stiles said...

Could your blog followers please have permission to use the yolk photo for a reference also, please!

David Lobenberg said...

That's OK with me, Ginny. One caveat - this was an image I got from flickr.com, but it is not copyright protected or blocked from a person dragging the image to his desktop like I did. Hey, unless you reproduce this and sell a poster for thousands and thousands of dollars, I doubt whether you or I will have a problem using it as a painting reference!!!

David Lobenberg said...

That's OK with me, Ginny. One caveat - this was an image I got from flickr.com, but it is not copyright protected or blocked from a person dragging the image to his desktop like I did. Hey, unless you reproduce this and sell a poster for thousands and thousands of dollars, I doubt whether you or I will have a problem using it as a painting reference!!!

Sunny Avocado said...

Wow! Wish I could be a student every Thursday! You're an amazing talent... Got a videos other than the Payne's Gray one?