Monday, April 19, 2010

Craft day – Painting no. 1

I initiated 'Craft Day' last week as a fun activity to do with my husband. We both haven’t challenged the right side of our brain in a while and this was designed as a fun exercise to help loosen up our creative side.

Rules of craft day:

· You get one hour and fifteen minutes to finish your artwork. The fifteen minutes is for you to use the next day, because it’s really helpful to step away from your art and come back to it with fresh eyes. (This is one of the most important lessons I learned in school.) I like having a time frame, because it forces you to commit and not doubt your choices.

· Don’t center the image. Or really try not too.

· Size requirement 5w X 5l X 2d inch bass wood boxes. We are sticking to this size, because we hope to create a quilt of these paintings for our wall or to stack them on the floor and go up. Plus, these wood boxes are really inexpensive and easy to find in Korea.


· A theme. Only because I like structure and it gives you a place to start, while adding imitations and challenges, which spices it up a bit.

· Media: We are fortunate to have a plethora of art supplies at our disposal; these are a few of the items that we’re going to use. Acrylic paint, pencil, ink, charcoal, pastel, gouache, watercolor, found paper and objects, fabric, oil pastel, prisma markers, magazine clippings and rubber stamps.


 Painting: no. 1  
Artist: ckim  
Theme: Anything goes  
Media: pencil / ink / paper scraps / magazine clippings / gouache  
Technique: Magazine clippings were dropped onto the board and glued down where they landed. 
April 16, 2010 

Painting: no. 1  
Artist: B
Theme: Anything goes  
Media: collage / wrapping paper / velum / magazine clippings / paper punch  
April 16, 2010

*Anything goes, really just means that you have no limitations. You can do whatever you want and use any form of media and style. 

*Both boards were primed with gesso and painted with acrylic 

*Although the backgrounds were painted the same color to start with, it is only a random coincidence that our pieces color coordinate. :)

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