Friday, August 26
Thursday, August 25
Art Critiquing - Articulation
From the site
What is art? How does art address the needs of humanity? Why do we create art? Is all art beautiful? Does everyone see art in the same way? What does a work of art say to you? How does an artist express his/her point of view? How do you talk about art? What is the language of art?
This program invites you to learn about the art critiquing process. The objectives of ARTiculation were designed to encourage you to really "look" at a piece of artwork and to understand what goes into the art making process. You will have opportunities to make informed judgments and to share personal insights about different types of art. You will also learn that there is not just one "correct" answer to the question: "Is this good art?"
Monday, August 22
This guide is from the open university in the the uk. I've put this up so that I have easy access to reading about the Renaissance. This guide on Renaissance goes along with a programme aired on BBC2.
Here's another book that has been very popular but has been out of print for a while. Fineart.sk is providing this and 3 other Andrew Loomis books online from their site. They also have some tasteful nude picture for artists. The only problem is to download each page in the books one at a time
Update - April 17, 2006 - Ryan Scott of Animation Ninja in Training has generously made all 6 pdf's available for download.
Drawing the Heads & Hands
Figure Drawing for all it's worth
Fun with Pencil
The Eye of the Painter
Way to go Ryan! Click here for one or all six!
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Thursday, August 18
Charles Sovek Artist and Author | Painting in Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor and Gouache
I find Charles Sovek's paintings fascinating and inspiring. He has mastered the art of catching light and color directly from life in his paintings.
His website has a lot of useful information including lessons, articles that he has written for art magazines, his galleries of paintings etc.
Under Lessons from the Easel the Artist has provided free access to his book The Basics - which is based on his learning experiences from the 50's, he also has sections which are currently available only on the web where he takes you through steps on how to catch light in your paintings and lastly in learning how to "see" masterpieces, how to understand them. (click on the topics below to see the website)
The Basics - Massing-in, warms and cools, edges and patterns were but a few concepts of the litany of procedures...
Painting Anything Under the Sun - catching light is what makes a painter's world go around...
Why This Painting Works - It's one thing to look at a masterpiece and another to really see it....
You will find equally important and useful information in the articles that have been printed in various publications.
This is a painter whose work you must have a look at. You will enjoy the experience immensely.
I am currently working on exercises from his book "Oil Painting - Developing your Natural Ability". His book "Catching Light in your Paintings" is available in our Library.
Wednesday, August 17
Since we're currently have Composition as our assignment for the week, I thought I'd do some reading on it. Here's an article which seems to be very well put together. Even though he is talking about photography, I think it applies to painting as well. There's even a pdf version so that you can print it out and read it at leisure.
Tuesday, August 16
From the site
Historical Anatomies on the Web is a digital project designed to give Internet users access to high quality images from important anatomical atlases in the Library's collection. The project offers selected images from NLM's atlas collection, not the entire books, with an emphasis on images and not texts
Monday, August 15
I dont think I'll be exaggerating when I say that handprint is the best site out there for watercolors. Theres information on color theory, material, techniques, reviews of books and much more. I've been going through the color section for a while now. The site has been written and is updated by Bruce MacEvoy. This is an ongoing project and it still has some sections which are not yet complete.
Daniel Thompson did an excellent job of translating Cennini's painting manual, "Il Libro dell' Arte" that describes 13th century painting methods. The text, from the book, has been made available online for educational purposes at Noteaccess.com.
The only time I could catch him being still for 5 minutes! But he moved just after that and I had to use my imagination to complete the painting. I think I used too much linseed oil as it didnt dry and my next layer has merged with the previous one.
Categories: Methods and Material
Tuesday, August 9
Here's what they say about themselves
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Our online community is comprised of artists of all levels, ranging from Sunday painters to artists who exhibit in some of the finest galleries in the world. Whether your interests lie in learning new techniques, experimenting with alternative or cross-over mediums, gaining critiques from fellow artists, or getting the scoop on exciting new industry products, WC! has something for you.