3.4 Analogous Enlargement to Abstraction

For our next painting assignment we are going to do the following:

  • Continue to work on brush control
  • Explore the range of an analogous color scheme
  • Explore abstraction through unusual view points and unusual color

You will start by selecting something to draw.  This may be something from my bucket-o-junk, or it may be something you have with you.  When you are ready to sketch the object, keep a couple of guidelines in mind.  The sketch should be done lightly, and it should be of an extreme zoom-in or close-up of that object.  While paying attention to details and using good observation, the sketch should be of a small enough portion of the object that it is hard to identify without help.

Mechanical objects tend to work well for this assignment.  It can be just about anything – a faucet, a can opener, a collection of tools or silverware – anything that is mechanical and partly made up of reflective surfaces and several parts.  If you choose something like hand tools or silverware, you may need to arrange several of these objects in a composition so that you can make the picture more interesting.

Once you have your sketch plan out the colors.  We are using analogous colors for this painting, which can include tints and shades of those colors.  Once you have your sketch and colors planned out, bring it up to me for a final check.  This sketch should not take you more than a few minutes.

Once approved, transfer your sketch to the larger paper so that you can begin rendering it in color.  Make a light sketch in pencil, and then add color with paint.  We are looking for a good design, and ambiguous subject, and good brush control.  The painting will be a formative grade.

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