Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Painting a Block Study in my class

Holly paints a "block study" in my backyard class. The goal for the student is to show sunlight in their work. By using simple, basic shapes as subject matter, students are forced to paint color and shape rather than be distracted by complicated details. They can ignore confusing landscape forms and concentrate on light and color, just as the first Impressionist painters had, led by Claude Monet, more than a century ago.

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