Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Non-fictional Painters

We have a brave group of painters in my 
class and I'm challenging them 
with all new exercises. 
This week we painted the figure using black and white images
using "made up colors". 
(any color combination other than what would be expected
ie. blue skin tones) 

This is a daunting task for those of us who are 
"non-fictional" painters.
(have difficulty making things up and 
generally paint what they see)   

I did this quick demo

from this image

This exercise is meant to free you from being so literal.
It becomes more about design and 
making an expressive statement.   

Some of the inspiring class work:

This exercise was adapted from a course I took with 
called "Own Your Own Colors".
Some of the photos we used are reference photos 
from that class. 

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