Monday, October 30, 2006
Monday, October 16, 2006
Art WEekenD with my sis. It was filled with laughter, making art, antiqueing, and generally solving the worlds problems.... Our Collage workshop was fun for all, I think. We got some great results. We brought tons of stuff to create with, gave a few instructions, and then turned them loose. We had some fabulous results. Here are some of the backgrounds, and a few with focal points added. They turned out great, and everyone seemed inspired to continue this with their students when they get back to the classroom.
Our travels took us to the little town of Blackwater, population 199, where we made a few friends, and enjoyed some antique shopping and bratwurst. What a fabulous weekend, love you, sis.......
Posted by Sandy Graeser Haynes at 4:50 PM
Sunday, October 08, 2006
New portrait, day 1:
This is mainly glazes so far.... It's hard to find the exact look, do you want muted, or contrasted values?? I'm still not sure which.... If you only use glazes, it seems soft, but then again, I'm so used to having definate darks and lights that I can't seem to give up the high contrast.. which do you think is best??
Posted by Sandy Graeser Haynes at 10:10 AM
Saturday, October 07, 2006
I've been looking at this too long. HELP- can anyone give me some constructive advice ?
Do I need to change the background color? How about the values? enough contrast? Be honest and tell me what you think. I can't tell anymore, my eyes are weary...... thanks in advance!!
Posted by Sandy Graeser Haynes at 6:31 PM
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
This portrait is started with the glaze technique, but this time I used the method I was teaching my students the other day. We were working first in black and white conte crayon (on pastel paper) drawing a simple still life of forms lit by a single light source. When complete, they used warm colors in the lighted areas, and cool colors in the shaded areas, for added depth. Here is my portrait, and some of the students finished pieces. I thought they did a Great job. !!
Posted by Sandy Graeser Haynes at 3:46 PM