Back to lines > Back to black and white > To better understand painting
A detour before returning to colours
From abstract painting to studies of mountainous landscapes
Exercice Nr.1 > Drawing lines to create a graphic landscape
Exercice 2 > Brush strokes
Brush strokes in art history
Remember: inspiration comes always from somewhere
Roy Lichtenstein found his inspiration for his famous painting “Brushstroke” (1965) by reading a comic strip book
Three painters known for their characteristic brush strokes. Who are they?
Exercice 3 > Using washings of black ink to get different values and install a deepness
Exercise 4 > Our “works in progress”
Looking further, being curious and open-minded, following new paths to reach new places.
Thank you for this attitude. Have good time.
We won’t reach new places if we don’t follow new paths!
Exercise #1 > Reviewing knowledges > Complementary colours – Quick drawing
Exercise #2 > The right use of a brush > Just do lines
Exercise #3 > Brush stocke are personal expression
Exercice #4 > Don’t pretend you have ever looked at a pepper
Look at things differently!
Exercice 5 > The Blue Cabbage > From lines – to rhythms – to object
Exercises 6 > Works in progress > Sky and Horizont
I hope to see you back soon.
Many thanks for spending time discovering and practicing art.
See art, be an artist, have a great week.
Exercise #1 > The act of painting > The gesture of Jackson Pollock
Exercice #2 > Inspiration comes never from nothing > Our favorite painters inspire us words
The words you connected to those paintings :
pointu – cubique – intimate – féminin – onirique – volant – minimal – bossu – agressif – pointilleux – étrange – torturé – gribouillé – sophistiqué – happy – fun – tortured – Mexican – flying – magical – vast – sad – playful – childish – concluded – different – joyous – happy – triangulaire – géométrique – linéaire – volage – nerveux – point – trait – familial – simple – saison – automne – abstrait – cirque – jeux – colourful – contrasté – exubérant – excentrique – amoureuse – rêveuse – perdu – sanguine – torturé – fusionnel – mortel – empoisonné – clownesque – vivant
Exercise #3 : A work in progress
We choose two words out of list above and “draw” them on a background made previously
Exercises #4 > Inspired by the beautiful colours of peppers
First step : searching for the colours
Second step : searching for the shapes
Remember : By doing art, always consider the left overs
Exercise #5 > Swiss chards + peppers > Drawing and painting > It’s all about composition
Compliments! And thanks for your presence.
It was great working together.
Art is a way…
See you soon.
The act of painting
Exercise #1 > Gesture > Do paint like Jackson Pollock
Exercise #2 > Do observe and observe and observe your subject
Exercise #3 > Textures + colours + faces
Exercice #4 > Swiss Chards > Painting ≠ Drawing
Show us what you do outside the class > Angelika’s art works
Thank you students. You are working hard and well. Compliments.
See art, be an artist, have a great day.
First steps into aryl painting
Like in Kyūdō – Japanese traditional archery art – THE WAY is what matters.
[…the goal most devotees of kyūdō seek is seisha seichū, “correct shooting is correct hitting”. When the technique of the shooting is correct the result is that the arrow hits the target.] Wikipedia
#1 Brush strokes
#2 Catch the instant, catch a detail
#3 Work quick, train the gesture
#4 The sign
Before becoming an international recognized artist, Fabienne Verdier studied for 9 years calligraphy at the Sichuan Fine Art Institute in China (1985-2004).
Here : Saint Christopher crossing the Waters, 2011
The more powerful the brushstroke, the more alive the artwork.
Thank you guys. See you soon: we”l go on exploring the world of painting and colors.
See art, be an artist, have a great day.
Lines – Textures – Colors – Rhythms – Composition
> Searching for textures and patterns in our close surrounding
> Transforming our photographs in colored papers to be used in a later project
> Making our own textured papers
> Interpreting an observed familiar scene
Ten minutes are enough to find hundreds of textures in our surrounding
First exercise in the studio to mobilize our knowledge and soften our hand
Creating our own textured paper sheets
About colors and composition : abstract works in progress
A video : don’t forget to put on the sound !
Click on the next picture to see the birth of our “Abstract Works in Progress”
The Baobabs Project: step Nr. 3
From Madagascar to another planet
Our photographs as background to produce paper sheets for collage
Research on complementary colors
Sketching each other. Quick and with confidence
Lines, textures, colors, rhythm and composition : our final works
Last words for this feedback
I’m writing you this message to let you know that c&b-Art Studio will close for a summer break.
I wish all my dear students good time and hope to see you back in the studio in fall for new art discoveries.
Many thanks for being interested in art.
- Papers made for a future project
- Simple landscapes
- Project Baobab, step 1
- Project Jump into the Spring, step 2
Hand colored papers, material to be used later
Landscape, first exercises
Photograph by DEA | C.Dani – I.Jeske
Project Jump into the Spring
Work in progress
Have a week full of discoveries.
Always look at artistic images on a screen as wide as possible
What are you looking for?
Remember. We have all a basic graphic expression: our handwriting
Forget what you know!
Just look closer and closer. And restart. And restart again.
Defining “values” in a face
More exercises about colours
Inspired by a stone
New step into the challenging world of portraiture. Adding colours.
Keep exploring new ways and you’ll make exciting discoveries!
Learning to do art
Look at thing – look – look – look!
Be confident – Be quick – Be open to new ways…
Understand the purpose of each exercise!
Be critical. Search always what is good and what is bad in your work. Repeat the exercises. Practice as much as you can.
Yes, I did add some grey into the background of this beautiful but not completed drawing…Guess why…
Developing a more personal project
Approaching a new technique : watercolours
Have a wonderful time looking differently at things!
The most important > How to bring LIFE into our works?
To do art is a constant research, a perpetual learning, a lifelong work in progress
art class #2 > Relaxing our hand to free the gesture
art class # 3 > Searching for composition
art class #6 > Searching for textures
art class #7 > Searching for patterns
art class #7 > Searching for movements
>> A project >> Jump into the spring! >>>
Well done > You are great >> You work hard >>> You learn a lot >>>> It’s fun
Hope to see you back here soon >>>>>> Enjoy life!