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"Come enjoy the work of some of my students as they learn to visualize, draw, paint and appreciate the fine art of painting."

Shawn Farley Black

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Fia has started her painting after a Matisse.  'Vase With Two Handles'.  Working from her color wheel she is painting in the table top, a cadmium red.  We decided it would look best to keep her charcoal line work because it adds to the overall painting.  Fia also put in some of her leaves using blue, yellow and black to get various shades of green.  

Its going to look great when done!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

  Fia just began her new painting after a Henri Matisse painting called, 'Vase with Two Handles'. She begins with a charcoal drawing on canvas paper.  Once her drawing is the way she likes it she will begin her painting
  The painting is a beautiful combination of baby blues, reds and yellows.  A perfect study of the primaries. I have added a boarder around the drawing just for presentation because I think it is a beautiful piece just as a drawing.  Fia has a wonderful feel for the charcoal using thick and thin lines which add to the depth of the drawing.
  Next week begins color!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Happy Summers Day

Beautiful shades of a primary, red.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

'Rose Still'

  Fia yesterday painted in her background color for her rose still.  She mixed two colors which are compliments to her primary color, blue.  Fia then made tints of those colors by adding white.  Fia wanted a soft background base to set off her charcoal drawing.  We decided that the painting is complete, not wanting to paint in the roses and loose her beautiful charcoal line work.

  All she has to do is sign her work and its done. Or maybe not....we'll see what the artist thinks when she returns next week.......she may just change her mind.......

  'Rose Still' by Fia   11+14 oil on canvas board