Having a strong framework to begin the practice of painting is a must. Students often ask ‘how do you know when a painting is finished’? My response is: ‘when you have achieved your visual goal’.
In the practice of painting, the action of process and thinking through the discipline will aid the student to keep on track with their visual goal, in this
instance our goal was to achieve a sense of Drama and Sfumato within the genre of Landscape painting using a tertiary palette that had a warm base.
*Remember that experimentation in this manner, when a strong framework has been constructed will deepen knowledge building through the process of practice. Experimentation is not random and without an objective – the aim is that through the experience of experimentation the student will learn the craft of painting and at the same time embody knowledge.
To do this the student must use the language of the discipline and constantly think in terms of painting: Composition – colour – space – tone – shape – line – edge – perspective, for example – the problem in painting never lies outside the picture plane it resides in one’s ability to problem solve in space.
A Simple framework of reference used in the painting coursework: From Abstraction to Representation, Week 3.
Painting genre: Landscape
Painting medium: Acrylic paint
Concept: Exploring points of difference between 2 processes = measurement
Context: Drama and Sfumato
Palette: Tertiary [warm] base – plus tints/shades
Visual Brief: Discuss how colour and separation of space will provide the impact to achieve 2 works in progress – One that evokes a sense of Drama and the other should read as Sfumato].
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