Sunday, September 26, 2010

Color Theory and the Recipe Book

This summer I took another on-line class with Alisa Burke called "Color your World." It's a fun class on color theory, and even though I have my masters in painting I knew Alisa would come up with something new that would excite both my students and I. I'm not giving away any secrets you'll have to take her course.
The past few weeks I've been super busy revamping all my classes. One of the projects has been designing a new way to incorporate the sketchbook into my curriculum. No longer is the sketchbook used for homework rather it has become my students' "Recipe Book." All instruction for new projects will be recorded in the Recipe Book.
As you can tell from the photo, our first project was reviewing color theory.

The students are now ready to paint, and we are using our recipe book to record the process. This is the example I shared with the students last week.

This week, students will be selecting a color scheme of their choice and creating a color palette of it in their recipe book. Its very important that they record what colors were used to create the palette. I keep reminding them in ten years they will be able to come back to their book to see the recipe for their first painting.
After each project, students hand in their book and art work for grading. So far the recipe book idea is working great! Hope you all enjoyed the glimpse into my classroom.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My favorite sidekick is two years old

Lync turned two years old today. He continues to entertain me daily, and never hesitates when I ask if he would like to go on an adventure.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mary Whyte "Labor of Love"

Mary Whyte is one of my favorite watercolor artist. I own several of her books and reference her work when I'm teaching watercolor to my painting students. This past weekend she was featured on the CBS Sunday Morning show. Just had to post this video for my students. Hope you all enjoy as much as I did.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Final Watercolor Deer Hill

Here is the final watercolor of the Deer Hill suite at
The old Rhinebeck Inn.
I also posted the ink drawing again so you could see the process.
After loading the pictures I realized I should have included the two thumbnail color studies that were done before working on the final piece.
Just love the head board, look at all the detail.


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