find order in chaos - recall some art elements and principals!

Once you have created your blog you must post on mine - from yours. that will leave me with a link to your blog which I can capture. This must be done ASAP. We will be heading into the computer lab to do so.

Ms. H
I am spending my Saturday setting up this blog!
small pond in August 2008 oil on canvas 24' x 18'
I had started this painting out as very 'realistic' but I didn't like it. I did out doors on my deck in one day. By late afternoon I just took thick paint to it and literally pushed the masses of from around so that it too on the sense of movement and vitality that I wanted.

I pushed the colors brighter - to increase contrast - and made sure the marks held the plane. I enjoy the sense of the reflected vertical marks of the trees above in the horizontal marks of the water below and that all in contrast to the strong diagonal of the grass bursting off the picture plane.
One of the first things we will need to do is all get a web blog - like this one on Weebly ... It is also very important that you pay your art fee - with in the first ten class days will get you extra credit! :)