Saturday, February 18, 2012

Ancient Hat Rack

Diane Mannion, ANCIENT HAT RACK, 8x6" oil on linen
This was a project I tortured my students with last week.  Challenge was to mix all the colors with just red, yellow, blue and white.  The model was a lot more patient than the students who cried and whined for three hours.  It's good practice to paint things from life, direct painting, which trains the brain and eyeballs to work along with brushstrokes.  Shocking that some students never let go of reference photo security blankets.  We're artists, not giant copy machines... make your paintings look like paintings!  Nag, nag, nag, etc!  Buy.

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