Friday, October 10, 2014

Painting Upside Down

I am having so much fun with the "Painting From Photos" 
class on Thursday afternoons. 
Yesterday we painted upside down. 

This exercise really forces you to see the 
strong patterns of light and dark shapes.
Your brain works completely differently. 

My "demo"
When I turned this over, I realized 
I'd made them too skinny and tall.
But that's the fun of it. 

I like to outline the big shapes with a marker
to help separate them. 

The students brought in their own images
and went to town.

Sorry I didn't get images of the photos these were from. 

Turning them right side up for the first time is such fun.
Results are very dramatic, expressive, 
and surprising! 

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