Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Objects - influenced by Jean Arp

Jumping off from Jean Arp - Artists from HOPE first painted the negative space around their object. They then filled in their object with a few irridescent colors and worked on shaping the object.

The Paint by Puzzle of the day was a STAR - for Denise -

Emily's hands painting

Todays painting started with a layer of mustard colored yellow. On top artists covered with purple and then scratched into the paint to create a fig.

Thavory and Emily painting while we ilstened to the Beach Boys.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hello All:

Hot day and here's why. Sam, who calls himself "Sam, One Tree Hill" - inspired us today to paint a tree. Brian who was absent last week and heard about the Paint by Puzzle Cat - created the narrative. A cat in a tree with a barking dog below. So we went. See our paint by puzzle painting of Cat up a tree with Barking Dog Below.

Sam, when asked admitted that - yes, he does climb trees. And he said, It is a risk.

all my best,


Sam - One Tree Hill

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

art brief and irregular May 14, 2008

Welcome to the first day / night of Art Brief. I am writing to you as an ambassador of ART FOR WELL BEINGS. From this spot I hope to lead you into the findings of ART FOR WELL BEINGS and illuminate the artists and their work.

Today I had class with Joseph, Brandon and Emily. They worked on creating paintings like Karl Benjamin - a living artist - with a show opening in Oakland on 5/26/08 and an image in 5/23 Chronicle - who paints shapes. First they prepared their surfaces - One surface with micaceous iron oxide and one with a ground for pastel (Golden Paints). Then on a plain board they painted the shapes, two sides of an aisle and about four figures on each sides. We painted in greens, golds, and grays.


One highlight of the session occured when I began to explain the sequence of painting to Emily and she said she didn't want a lecture, so I started talking like a baby. I continued talking like a baby morphing into a college professor morphing back into a cooing baby. Emily laughed harder at Brandon dragging his feet accross the floor.

Very Hot weather.

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