Here’s an art challenge to everyone: get better at self portraits. Here are the rules: Time limit is 15 minutes. Paper size is sketchbook size (roughly letter size). Sketchbook must be held in hand while standing up, looking into mirror. Use only a pencil and an eraser (nothing fancy). Start with toned paper which does not count … Continue reading self portrait practice»
In order to help sell my old house, I whipped up a little WP site full of photos of the place. I’m not really sure exactly why, but I made a QR code drawing / painting which linked to the site. The house was sold before I completed this piece, and the code links to a domain that is now pointless to maintain. So, now the link will point to, you guessed it, right here. Until the domain expires. But, the finished piece is still pretty cool to look at. (Part of the lesson learned from this experiment is to link just to a site I plan on maintaining, like this one.)
First I drew the grid on watercolor paper. I painted the ‘black’ squares in a checkerboard pattern of blue and green. Next, I masked off squares about an eighth inch smaller than the grid cells and painted the ‘white’ squares yellow. After this, I still needed more contrast, so I drew alternating diagonal lines on top of the blue and green.
the finished code – you can scan this from the screen too
detail, showing alternating green and blue squares behind parallel lines
As an art teacher, I’m constantly making example work for assignments. Individually, they are not much, but even after a few years these examples build up (and take up space). Below are artworks made in response to assignments I have given to my students, usually done st the same time the students did them. 2012-2013 … Continue reading teaching examples»