Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Master Copy: Stage #3 Images

Here are the third-stage images, which are less blurry than the first and second stages. Please work from the blurriest images (two posts down) to the second step, before you use these images as reference. It will go faster that way, and you will be more likely to succeed!

I will post the next round on Thursday and the last stage on Saturday this week. You should be finished by Monday, March 5th. Please post a photo of your master copy on this blog when you finish. If you haven't received an invitation to be a contributor to the blog, let me know. And let me know if you want higher-resolution images of the Master Copy reference. If you want to see which image you are signed up for, click here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgW8ObhXABJFdHJUSGs4TFBiWkxsbXN6VHBOTmltMWc

On Wednesday, March 7th, you will meet for class even with Mike Parker as my substitute. Please bring your paints that day and a canvas or panel to paint on, which is 18 x 14" or larger. I recommend working about 24 x 18", but 20 x 16 would work too.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Master Copy: Stage #2 Images

Hopefully you've been able to start your Master Copy assignments by now. I am posting the next round of blurred images, a little less blurry than the first ones. Please start with the blurry images in the first post, and then use these to gradually refine the composition. I will post the next set early next week.

The finished copy is due Monday, March 5th. When you're finished, please photograph your work and post it on this blog.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Master Copy Images

The first round of reference images for the Master Copy assignment are deliberately blurred. This is to train you to paint an image starting with general compositional structure (value, color, shape) before getting wrapped up in specific details.

For this assignment, you will work from the blurry reference to paint a master copy. There are three more stages of increasing sharpness between these blurry versions and the actual image. I will upload a new post on the blog with each successively finer-detailed images every two or three days between now and March 5th, when the finished painting is due.

Please choose one of the following six paintings to work from, and sign up for which image you have chosen on this listhttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgW8ObhXABJFdHJUSGs4TFBiWkxsbXN6VHBOTmltMWc

Email me if you would like a higher-resolution copy of the image and if I have one I will send it to you.


Painting #1 - "The Floor Scrapers" by Gustave Caillebotte:

Painting #2 - "The Dance Class" by Edgar Degas:

Painting #3 - "The Execution of Lady Jane Grey" by Paul Delaroche:

Painting #4 - "Venetian Interior" by John Singer Sargent:

Painting #5 - "Las Hilanderas" by Diego Velazquez:

Painting #6 - "A Maid Asleep" by Johannes Vermeer: