Still Life
Key concept observation still life
Objective - Students will:
a) Use basic drawing steps to compose still life
b) produce a still life from observation.
* Project 1
Procedure
a) intro to charcoal
b) charcoal drawing
Media
Charcoal, 9x paper
Artist
Class examples
* Project 2 Painting
Procedure
a) intro, demo, history
b) intro Pressure sensitive method
c) three schools of still life Vanitas, natura mortem & xenia
Steps -
a) contour drawing for shape - composition
b) positive negative drawing for light and dark
c) mono painting with water and one color
d) mono painting with one color and tint and shade
e) under painting - mono painting
f) begin painting using primary color & tints and shades -
f) begin painting 9x12

Materials
12x18 for thumbnails and contour studies, 18x24 white paper for drawing. Pencils or charcoal
Artists See gallery

Assessment:
a) Tie into objectives
b) Walk about
c) wiki
d) Use of vocab
e) Sketches and drawings-visuals
f) craftsmanship-light to dark
g) composition and use of media


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Matisse - notice the background and his use of pattern.

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Who says it is finished?

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Positve/negative drawing by Morandi

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Value study by Richard Diebenkorn
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Below - Van Gogh, Lemons This painting is an attempt at a type of pointillism.
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Pointillist Still Lives
Some painters use a color scale, tints and shades. Others use compliments and that brings us to the Pointillist painters. The Impressionist also used compliments but these guys took it a couple steps beyond the Impressionist by not connecting the brush marks but instead used dots or placed the brush strokes side by side and let the viewers eye blend the colors.

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Van Gogh, Apples. Maybe he has seen Cezanne's work
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Notice the way this painting is colored, brush stroke by brush stroke.
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Cezanne, Onions Notice in particular the background.
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Cezanne, Waterjug and Pears

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Paul Signac, Breakfast. Pointillism
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A Contemporary example of Pointillism.

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