Assignment #1: Window 25%
Using the Colour Wheel and two pairs of complementary scales as your reference, create a painting that explores two narrative arenas: one interior and one exterior, with the window being the portal between the two. The interior arena will be painted using one harmonic structure, with a variety of tonal ranges. The exterior arena will be painted with a different harmonic structure. A shared colour will act as a visual bridge or pivot between one narrative and the other.
Research studies must be included in your sketchbook.
A one-page artist statement in MLA format explaining the work will be uploaded to Canvas with the finished painting.
Painted on a Gallery Style, Stretched Canvas, 30″ x 36″ (minimum size)
In your sketchbook;
Make 5 – 10 compositional thumbnail studies,
Then make 3 x 8″ x 10″ (minimum), tonal / colour studies
In the studies explore and select one complimentary pair + another split complementary pair
Reminder to produce studies that correspond with the aspect ratio of your painting (30″ x 36″)
Once a successful colour palette / composition is determined
Translate your still life onto your canvas
Things to consider;
Technical Elements – composition, colour / mixing, mark-making, line and form, treatment of edges, observation / expression, variation of technique and content.
Finding Split Complements
Red / Green
Select colours on either side of the complement
Red, Yellow-Green & Blue-Green
Example Complementary colour:
Example of Split Complementary:
In Class Presentation: