Friday, February 18, 2011

Landscape Painting

The painting posted below is by Susannah Cooke who is a member of the Form VI Q Set art class.

She worked from a secondary source (a photograph) for this painting and the medium she used was acrylic on canvas.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Leaving Certificate Craftwork

Posted today is an excellent example of Leaving Certificate clay modelling. Imogen Wardell's work is a clay model representation of a Hermit Crab. After bisque firing the clay model Imogen choose to paint it with acrylics rather than glaze the piece.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Life Drawing

 Form V has been practising their life drawing skills. Often it can be difficult to critically analyse one's drawings whilst working on them. It is common practice to 'stand back' from our work in order to assess its qualities. It is for this reason that Form V worked on large pages and used a long paintbrush with chalk taped on to the end (literally standing at a full arm's length from their pages).  This way of working forced the pupils outside their comfort zone and allowed for evaluation of their drawing while drawing. The results are very promising and show a greater understanding of the elements involved in life drawing, especially that of proportion.

Here are some links which show some well known artists working outside the usual 'comfort zone'

Picasso can be seen working on a large scale drawing and Jackson Pollock demonstrates 'action painting'.