Sunday, August 21, 2011

Art in the Park Markham 2011

Here I am in July 2011 at the Markham Art in the Park. It was the first time that the MGA had been represented as a group of 19 at this venue.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Non objective art

I am here at Haliburton School of the Arts for the week studying with Lila Lewis Irving of Toronto. She is teaching us about non objective art and it is surprisingly much more difficult than it looks. We are doing acrylic studies on watercolour paper. We started with tiny line/shape drawings for a design idea. We use only 5-7 shapes. Then we did colour design studies using light and dark also. Next we tried value studies on 1/4 and 1/2 sheet using darks that we created ourselves. Today we started on full sheets with colours also. The town had a parade tonight which I went to and tomorrow is the walkabout at the college and high school showcasing all the art from the different classes.Thursday and Friday we continued doing pieces with colour, value, shapes, repetition . Lila demonstrated the use of textures that she orders from Curry's. Lastly on Friday afternoon we did a critique of 6 pieces of art done by each student. Here is the address for Lila's own work.