So winter was dragging on and I thought my students needed to paint something a bit cheerful and colorful.
So I was thinking still life’s. It’s been an acceptable fodder for artistic creation for 1000+ years, and, as such, useful and hopefully entertaining for my students. I decided to do it with all ages and so composed a note home to parents requesting objects suitable for still lifes.
A nice black and white dry brushed painting came out well. I’m not keen on the red heart addition. a lot of times when when I’m painting with younger students I’ll have to pace about to stop them from not stopping painting and adding stuff that really does not help the piece. Of course, this is my own opinion, they(the students) would think I’m being a bit stodgy in my own personal aesthetic framework.