GR10 E - Painting Unit
Your painting in this course allows for a variety of choices in terms of subject matter, approach, composition, and colour. You will practice skills you have learned in the past and build on your ability to use acrylic paints as a medium.
STEP 1: PLAN IN YOUR SKETCHBOOK
(Thinking - 20 marks)
You will be planning and working through your ideas in your sketchbook for your painting. This is what you must include...
(1) EXPERIMENT with THREE APPROACHES (6 marks)
In class, you were asked to select an image and re-interpret this 3 different ways using the three art approaches: Imitationalism, Emotionalism, and Formalism. Each drawing should be 1/2 page in size and include some use of colour. This exercise was in order to help you decide on your preferred style - which did you feel most comfortable with?
(2) CHOOSE YOUR REFERENCE IMAGE(S)
When choosing your reference image(s), be sure that you are considering the following: is this image interesting and original? Will this image work well with my art approach? How can I alter this image to make it my own as an artist?
Suggestions to consider:
- using your own photographs is a great idea
- use multiple references and use only parts of each
- be careful NOT to copy other people's paintings / drawings
- avoid overused / cliche images (e.g. palm trees, the 4 seasons, sunsets, dolphins, fairies, celebrities, etc.)
(3) EXPERIMENT with COLOUR (6 marks)
In class, we have learned more about colour theory. Select three colour schemes and experiment with these in your book. Through the use of colour swatches. Figure out how to mix the colours you wish to use with only the option of primary colours.
(4) EXPERIMENT with COMPOSITION (8 marks)
Find a photo (or several photos) of your chosen subject matter for the painting. If possible, past this in your book for future reference. Go back in your notes and look at the examples / notes for Burridges Compositional Designs (there are 10 of them). Select FOUR (4) of these compositional designs and try to apply them to your chosen subject matter. How can you arrange your composition or crop it differently to make it more effective by using these compositional strategies?
These four sketches DO NOT need to be coloured.
STEP 2: CREATE YOUR PAINTING
(Application - 40 marks / Communication - 10 marks)
Using your planning and reference image(s) as a guide, begin your painting. Everyone will receive the same size: 18x 24" canvas. You can choose to work on it horizontally or vertically. Be sure that you are clear on the following choices you have made: 1. art approach, 2. colour scheme, and 3. compositional design. Use your class time effectively - I will only assess paintings that have been painted mostly in class.
STEP 3: ARTIST STATEMENT
(Communication - 10 marks)
Follow the guidelines provided to create an effective artist statement to accompany your piece...
Top, Left-hand Corner:
Provide the CREDIT LINE (Artist's name, Title, Medium, Date) as a vertical list before you start your statement.
Paragraph #1: What is your painting about and / or what inspired your painting?
- If Imitational, why did you choose this image to copy? Did it remind you of a place, an experience, a feeling?
- If Emotional, what symbols or ideas were you trying to show in your work? How does it portray your ideas in colour / composition?
- If Formal, where do you find the patterns / designs that you included in your painting? What inspired you to create it?
Paragraph #2: What processes / techniques did you use in your painting and why? What were you trying to achieve or accomplish with your painting?
Paragraph #3: What did you learn about yourself, and painting in general, from the painting experience?
FORMAT: The finished copy is expected to be...
HOW YOU WILL BE MARKED:
To see details on how you will be marked, click on the "Painting Rubric" button below...