Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Using primarily "reds" and "whites" from magazine clippings, create a collage of an apple on a table. It is necessary that you do this from observation. Notice the subtle changes in color as you see highlights, mid-tones, shadow edges, reflected light and cast shadows on the table surface. Make the form look three-dimensional and believable.
- Improve observational accuracy
- Indicate how light affects color value, hue and temperature
- Notice the subtle changes within local colors
- Realism of form
- Realism in rendering of changes in color (hue, temperature and value)
- Strength of composition.
- Study master paintings (such as still lifes by Paul Cezanne) and view student exemplars up close.
- Collect envelopes of various red and white clippings
As you work on this, ask yourself if you are doing the following:
- Using a full range of tonal value and good contrast.
- Creating a sense of three-dimensional form through chiaroscuro.
- Noticing subtle color changes (hue, value and temperature)
AND When you believe you are close to completing this, ask yourself:
- In its present state, is this something you can put in your portfolio for college applications?