Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Vintage man




I had the class work from black and white, vintage photographs. I like the way that old photos fade. The students don't get all caught up in detail and can simplify their paintings to just shadow shapes. They also can choose their own colors and ended up using some fun, unexpected colors. All of them did a great job. This is my demonstration, about 8x10 inches done in watercolor.

4 comments:

Sheila said...

What a fun, exciting and inspirational class you teach! Your students are so lucky.

sam said...

I think this is wonderful Maria, looks like a lot of fun. Nice bold image

maria said...

Thanks to Sam and Sheila.
I always look forward to my classes.

Pat Koscienski said...

Maria, what a great idea! I love the looseness and painterly quality of your piece.