22 september 2016

Kunst

Dear readers,

 

Today I started with the assignments of week 4 of Jane Davies’ course. The assignment is:

 

This lesson is about mark-making, and getting as much variety as you can using only black and white media.
Aim for variety in:
  • quality of line
  • value (light to dark)
  • opacity of white paint (veiling)
  • scale of elements (pattern, shape, line)
  • whatever else you can think of
This is just pure fun. I took out my black and white paint, crayons, pens, pencils and started away, without much thinking. That is the fun of making ten drawings every week, without aiming to make a finish product: you can experiment as much as you can, nobody cares.
And since it is all about trying out as many marks as you can think of I just did that.
bye!
Simone
ps: they are all not finished. Or at least: open ended.
If I read the assignment another time, I see that I have not used ‘value’ very much. I’ll try that next week.

5 Comments

  1. Dotty Seiter

    1. I mentioned your other paintings because you tend to paint with the kind of variety Jane is asking for in this lessonโ€”I was more or less just making that connection, and mostly being playful about posting a b&w edits.

    2. However, it might be fun to post one at the class blog, being completely up front about what it is you’re posting.

    Reply
    • Simone Nijboer

      Yes, I should not be ‘afraid of the teacher ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Reply
  2. Simone Nijboer

    Would that be cheating? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Reply
  3. Dotty Seiter

    You say, “you can experiment as much as you can, nobody cares.
    And since it is all about trying out as many marks as you can think of I just did that.”

    yes, yes, yes!

    Just had a thought: you could edit photos of any of your non-class paintings to be black and white, and post them for this lesson!

    Reply
    • Simone Nijboer

      That’s an idea!
      I was afraid of posting ‘regular work’ – but I guess that is not necessary…
      I am already learning heaps and integrating it in my current work. So probably you are right.

      Reply

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