January 26, 2010

My Art Gets Around!

So over the past couple months I have been asked permission by art teachers...as well as finding lessons by other art teachers that have been based off my painting Dismal Sunset.
When I created this piece for grad school Fall '08, I had no idea that it would make its way across the US & jump the pond to England as inspiration for a lesson. I'm thrilled that my work has taken on a new life in the form of an art room lesson!
Since it has made its way into lessons, I thought some of you using it might want more background on the work & where it came from. This painting was part of a series I created based on the landscapes of my youth. I grew up in the foothills of Appalachia(southeastern Ohio) in the middle of forest & farmland. The style was influenced from the church stained glass windows I loved & the quilts created by my mother, grandmother, and aunts.
I used a variety of techniques to create texture in watercolor, and then added colored pencil over the textured paper to give it more of a textile feel.
If you have any questions please e-mail!

1 comment:

  1. It is helpful to know the background the project. Next time I do this lesson, I will tell the kids about it. Your blog has inspired me numerous time. Thanks!