Friday, March 07, 2014

"Favorites" mixed media 8 x 6

My teaching schedule includes one block a week where I get to teach art.  We have been working on value, and the five zones of light.  Next week we'll try this exercise using white crayon and a watercolor wash.  The students will make a contour drawing, all closed shapes, and label the shapes from 1 to 5, lightest to darkest.  They'll apply white crayon to the lightest areas, and then cover with a watercolor wash.  When that wash dries, they'll rub white crayon on the next lightest areas, then wash again, and so on.  The result is a lovely, toned piece where the darkest darks receive 6 washes, and the image emerges with each subsequent wash... a bit like batik.  
This month's Girls Just Wanna Paint challenge theme was mixed media.  I took my "Favorites" study, and added some soft pasted accents.   See the rest of their work here.  Let me know what you think.  Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. I think I want to take your class. You are able to organize material in small bites and it is so helpful.
    Teaching is obviously your calling.