Friday, March 4, 2011

Objective Subjects

To begin the lesson this week, we looked at examples of still life paintings by Chardin and then Matisse and Picasso. Nameer emphasised the "act of painting" over painting a picture. Colour and form, layers and marks. He even seemed reticent to have us paint "Something" rather than just make splashes of paint on paper.

Again we set up a palette of complimentary colours (yellow an purple this time) and following instruction, began blocking in a background and sketching the shapes of objects Nameer had set up in the middle of the room.

Two thirds of the way through the class - and just like every week other week it seems - I felt like I had a total mess on my hands but in the end, I'm pretty happy with the way this painting turned out. It lacks a certain depth of tone but on the other hand, has a kind of golden glow about it that I quite like.


  1. Nameer sure knows how to bust out the exciting subject matter ; ) Painting looks hard dude. The inherent sloppiness of the medium must be tough given your pixel perfect background.