Saturday, May 29, 2010

Fantastic Paintings

Although some of the paintings look similar to each other, each one was accomplished by a Latrobe High School student in the course of about 10 class days. Please keep in mind that classes are about 30 minutes of real working time. Impressive!

Finished works from Latrobe High School...Reflections of Van Gogh

For the Love of a Corgi

As many know, we have recently lost our beloved mastiff, Eeyore. Our hearts have been heavy at times although we know we gave him a much loved life here with us. Foxxy Loxxy has also missed him.....however, she has also relished the extra love she can con out of me! Please note the shirt I was wearing at the time.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Changing Direction

One of the ideas I had for students on my last day of this class was to turn paintings upside down. This process allows us to forget the object we are painting and instead relate back to the images, colors, shapes and direction of brush stroke. For many of us, this takes us out of our comfort zone but it is a good process to incorporate into any form of artwork.

Residency End At Latrobe High School

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

More Color and Impressionism

I am hoping to be invited back next year and would love to put together a small student exhibit. Some of these students will be returning next year and I would love to work with them again.

More from Latrobe High School

After dislocating my thumb on my right hand this weekend, I have discovered that I paint pretty well with my left hand. I am working on a piece at school before the students come into class and apparently, Ms. Ross has dibs on it when I complete it tomorrow at school. The student work is progressing nicely and based on 45 minute classes, I am duly impressed with how much work we have accomplished in such a short amount of time. Most of the color work is really good and I think the basic attitude is good with the students. I think it is always an eye opener how difficult an Impressionist piece of work really is for any painter.

I am planning on taking photos of each work tomorrow and I apologize as I was a bit shaky today taking shots. I hope to be a bit steadier tomorrow. It is amazing how much we really need our thumbs!