windowtoart: "PAINTING": Mixed Media Abstract Art Intro Painting Choices
As long as we can think, we can imagine. I'd like students to believe there's no finality to an image they have created, that it can be reborn in many ways, and new media combinations and techniques can increase effect and new insights. Do you agree?
Tempera paint, torn paper collage, and spider weaving with thick and thin fill make a multi-level abstract of "eyes".
Watercolor washes with charcoal emphasis brought an exciting rendering to this very angry person. As the saying goes---"if looks could kill"......
Special thanks for the above idea goes to a fellow teacher who shared this with me. A la Jackson Pollack, have fun with brayers, paint drips, pourings and splashes on two identically sized boards. Use contrasting colors for backgrounds and/or for pigments. Cut one background into warp(vertical) strips leaving 1" borders. Cut the second board into wefts (horizontal) strips and weave both paintings together. See alternative cutting for other weaving possibilities.
All work here and in previous pages on this topic were large formats averaging 22"X28". Sometimes, bigger is better!
Many of the painting techniques demonstrated for independent study are open for further developments. Large size is not a requirement. Practice with ordinary drawing paper to get a feel for the process and always be free to experiment on your own.
DRAWING PAINTING WORD ART 3D GRAPHICS MIXED MEDIA HOME SITE PLAN CHOICES