Observations and thoughts about the fine art of painting
Saturday, March 17, 2012
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.