| 19 March, 2012 18:22
Your assignment for March 23 following our discussion of Homer’s approach to painting:
Paint a watercolor using the following “Homeresque techniques.” The resulting painting doesn’t need to look like a Homer painting!
A thumbnail sketch is highly recommended!
- Primary use of glazing (vs wet on wet technique)
- Simplifying foregrounds in terms of amount of detail
- Usingdetail sparingly
- Controlling value to strengthen the composition (thumbnail sketch would help a lot in
- Using color to organize the composition, including opaque touches near the end
- Painting primarily from light to dark
- Integrating active figures into the composition
- Maintaining a clear pattern of shapes.
| 03 March, 2012 14:30
Sizes of the watercolors were unavailable. I would assume 15 in by 22 in.
Some questions to get us started (Add responses plus your own questions in comments!):
- What do the three paintings have in common?
- How do they differ?
- How does Homer use value to strengthen the compositions?
The Woodcutter, 1891
An October Day, 1889
The Blue Boat, 1892
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