The posts below are added at the beginning of each week, most recent first. You will find your assignments and a brief explanation of activities for each class during that week. It is your responsibility to check your student website and keep up with class assignments. Late work will only be accepted in cases of illness (with note) or emergency. Posts are below:
Assignments and information about classes for the week of March 19th
March 20th and 22nd: On Tuesday and Thursday we will continue work on your first complimentary color painting. Next week we will begin a new painting using a second complimentary pair. Your black and white small study for the copy project will now be due the 27th. Sometime during the week meet with me individually to plan out your copy size and proportions. You will need to know the size of the image you are going to copy and the size of your canvas.
Spring Break! Have a great break everyone!
Since I was unable to finish midterms your assignment of a small B/W study will now be due the 27th. We will finish up midterms on Tuesday the 20th.
Assignments and information about classes for the week of March 5th.
Mid terms this week!
March 6th and 8th: I will meet with each of you to review your work during regular class sessions. Please check all seven posts previous to this one and review to make sure you have all assignments.
We will spend two more classes on the first complementary setups, Tuesday the 13th we will change to a new pair. You will need a new canvas and the same paints you used for the last painting. I will meet with each of you this week for mid-term and will be looking at your paintings from class, homework assignments and your visual library.
Assignment: Do a small black and white study of your chosen copy project. We will choose a work for the project together at your midterm review. The study will be due March 20th and is part of a larger project that will be posted in the next few weeks.
Assignments and information for classes for the week of February 26th
Please bring a sheet of primed paper or an 8×10 canvas board on Tuesday, we will be making a color wheel with our new colors!
February 27th and March 1st: We will start working on complementary colors this week choosing between setups with red/green, blue/orange, and yellow/violet complementary pairs. In two weeks you will pick a different pair for your second painting. Bring a 16″ x 20″ or larger canvas. Colors will vary depending on which pair you choose, so bring the complete selection of colors below. Notice: we will leave off the earth colors, they can be mixed down from the high intensity colors.
S1 Utrecht White (150 ml) (or titanium white)
S1 Ultramarine Blue (37 ml)
S1 Cadmium Yellow Hue (37 ml) (or cadmium yellow medium S4)
S1 Prussian Blue (37 ml)
S2 Alizarin Crimson (37 ml)
S2 Naphthol Red LT (37 ml) (or cadmium red medium S4)
Assignment: Create a color chart by mixing the grays between the three pairs of complementary colors: Red/Green, Yellow/Violet and Blue/Orange. Design the chart any way you want but you need to have at least seven intermediary steps between each pair of compliments. I will hand out a chart and give a demonstration on mixing complements on the 27th. Due: March 1st.
I will post a sign up sheet on the 27th. Next week, the 6th and 8th, I will meet briefly with each of you for a midterm review, (A sign up schedule will be available on Tuesday the 27th). We will look at all of your class work, home work and image library and choose a painting from your library or the library on this site for you to copy starting with a small b/w study.
Assignments and information about classes for the week of February 19th
February 20th and 22nd: We will continue working on limited palette paintings this week on both Tuesday and Thursday.
Next weeks we begin to work with a full palette. For Tuesday the 27th you will need a 16 x 20″ or larger canvas and the paint color below. Paint colors will vary depending on which complementary pair you choose so bring the complete selection of colors. Notice we will leave off the earth colors for now, they can be mixed down from the high intensity colors.
Utrecht White (150 ml) (or titanium white)
Ultramarine Blue (37 ml)
Cadmium Yellow Hue (37 ml) (or Hansa yellow )
Prussian Blue (37 ml)
Alizarin Crimson (37 ml)
Naphthol Red LT (37 ml) (or cadmium red medium)