The Painting so far.
Appearances often are Deceiving.--Aesop (~550 BC)
The Greeks have all the good sayings. This saying sort of sums up how this project for the 6th Grade of Ogden School in Illinois has been going.
Traveler Diane and her Greek relatives.
Well, not exactly a question, Ogden student Issac, told me about a comment the 6th graders made while checking out this blog on their painting. When they saw the picture above he said the whole class screamed, "scribbles" and didn't know what I was showing.
What I was trying to show was the design and the effect I wanted on the viewer. Here's what I wanted the viewer of the painting to do. Start looking at the painting at A ,and then be lead to B, and then on to C, and the rest. Thanks Issac.
While I was painting in some of the buildings in the background I realized the design wasn't working quite the way I wanted it to so I needed to make a change. What was happening was the big boat was pointing the wrong way, and leading the eye off the canvas. By adding the new boat tip in the right hand corner and lining it up just so, the design would work much better.
Painting is fully blocked-in. That means the whole canvas has been touched with paint. It's not done, but you can see it's coming together.
Artist Tip: It's hard to judge colors by them self, that is why it is important to block-in a painting quickly and then make adjustments. It's kind of like what a rough draft of a story is for writers.
Now that the painting is blocked in and a few color corrections have been made, the next part of this painting is deciding on the next coarse of action. The painting is wet and will now have to dry before I can work on it again. So there will be plenty of time to figure changes out and answer any more question the class has about the painting. If you have any questions send them to me here or at www.theartistandthetraveler.org
Until next time, keep your chin up and keep reaching for the stars.