Self Portrait Abstraction
Review the slideshow above.
Complete a “realistic” self portrait from observation. You may use your cell phones to take a photograph of yourself. Email the image to yourself and use a Chromebook to view the image (Chromebook screens are larger than cell screen). Try to get as many light and shadow / “details” as you can.
When completed please create 1 thumbnail (quick sketch) of your portrait in each of the 4 different stages of abstraction, try not to spend more than 10-15 minutes per sketch.
With the assistance of an elbow partner, select the most successful / exciting of your thumbnail sketches to develop into a color study.
Complete your color study in your sketchbook in colored pencil, when completed show it to Mr. Barron for a quick review/critique.
Prime your wood panel with Gesso (2-3 coats… clean those brushes Scots!)
Complete your under-painting in monochrome (1 color lighter and darker values)
Complete your top coats of paint following your restricted palette ( classic palette options OR 2-5 colors of your choice)
Sign your work on the bottom right corner discreetly or on the back of your panel.
Thumbnail sketches DUE: FRIDAY 4/12
Color Studies DUE: FRIDAY 4/19
Under-painting DUE: FRIDAY 4/26
Final Painting DUE: Friday 5/03
Please watch the video below and complete the “Art21” Worksheet. Complete the questions for Artist Nick Cave. Be sure to write in complete, grammatically correct sentences and to include your name on the worksheet so you can receive credit for your work. When you are completed you make read the articles or watch the other Art videos posted under the Current Events tab of our class website. Have a great day, see you all tomorrow!
Write down the steps for :
MASTER-COPY GROUP PAINTINGS
FIRST: Identify which painting your group will remix by looking through the transparency binders at your tables.
NEXT: Begin transferring your design via the overhead projector sheet. Help one another out and take turns to transfer your image.
THEN: Identify your monochromatic (one color) palette and practice your edge and gradient control with shapes worksheet.
FINALLY: Refine, re-work, pause, observe and reflect on the work you have completed. Look for areas that are not working or resolved yet and continue to develop/work on those areas until they “work”.
Level I Challenge: Mysterious Indirect Self Portrait
Create a self portrait in a traditional renaissance style grisaille and glaze technique utilizing one of the following tropes for mystery in your composition: a window, a doorway or a stairway/well.
Level II Challenge: Fauve Style Self Portrait
Create a self portrait in a vibrant saturated palette traditional to the fauve style of painting. Utilize one of the following tropes for mystery in your composition: a window, a doorway or a stairway/well.
Level III Challenge: Become Someone Else
Watch the following video for the concept behind this assignment. Then begin by working from photographs you have taken following the artists instructions from the video. You will then choose between the two approaches presented in this unit: Renaissance style Grisaille and Glazing (Indirect Painting) or the Fauve Style Saturated Color approach. The main difference between level I, II & III lies in the conceptual and performative elements of level III. Choose a color approach that best communicates your experience. Be sure to watch all 3 videos and consider how to best compose and arrange your portrait to convey your experience of becoming someone else to your viewer. Best of luck and happy painting!