“For the Love of a Tree” is dedicated to celebrating the glory of a tree; the beauty and the magnificence of the blessings they bestow — from oxygen, shelter, shade, nutritious food, and a home to many creatures.
Trees are a source of design and composition for the artist: leaves, seeds, branches, to fruits, nuts, etc. . . . Trees give us a bountiful visual vocabulary from which to create paintings. It’s a set up for success.
We will begin by exploring – Seeing – Looking – Feeling – and just being in the presence of trees.
From there we will begin addressing forms with line, color and value, with value being the most important component; pushing and pulling color. Exercises are guides to develop skill for the next steps in creating a 18″x18″ or 20″x 20″ completed painting. We will also have conversations about problem solving and how to face the struggles we all encounter as artists.
As a tree reach and stretches for the sunlight, reach into your open blue sky of creativity . . .
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Looking and synthesizing forms through drawing and creating inventive shapes.
Begin work on our large painting. Cover large cradle board, layering with color and line.
Use collage to explore a variety of forms, concentrating on size and value contrast, then translating these discoveries into small practice paintings on paper.
Work with value: practice pushing and pulling space using warm and cool colors and compliments by painting on small cradle boards and then taking these concepts to our larger painting.
Focus on our larger painting: add layers of paint, building volume, troubleshooting.
Add details; from blurry into focus.