Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Ceramics - Pulling a handle

Watch the following video about how to pull a handle.  There are multiple ways to do it, but this is one.

Art Two - Carolyn Brady

The images below are by American watercolor artist Carolyn Brady.  What do you think?  Which is your favorite?

Art One - Drawings of Nature

Which is your favorite?  These are all done with pencil.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Art Two - More Watercolor examples

See a variety of watercolor paintings below.  Which is your favorite and why?

Ceramics - Greek Pottery Video

Follow the link and watch the following video about Greek pottery. 
You must say something that has not already been said and name a fact that you learned from watching.

Art One - More Drawing

Below are examples of drawing using pencil.  Which do you like and why?

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Image result for pencil still life drawings

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Ceramics - Greek Amphora

amphora, ancient vessel form used as a storage jar and one of the principal vessel shapes in Greek pottery, a two-handled pot with a neck narrower than the body. There are two types of amphora: the neck amphora, in which the neck meets the body at a sharp angle; and the one-piece amphora, in which the neck and body form a continuous curve. The first is common from the Geometric period (c.900 bc) to the decline of Greek pottery; the second appeared in the 7th century bc. The height of amphorae varies from large Geometric vases of 5 feet (1.5 metres) to examples of 12 inches (30 centimetres) or even smaller (the smallest are called amphoriskoi). The average normal height is about 18 inches (45 centimetres). Amphorae, which survive in great numbers, were used as storage and transport vessels for olives, cereal, oil, and wine (the wine amphora was a standard Attic measure of about 41 quarts [39 litres]) and, in outsize form, for funerals and as grave markers. Wide-mouthed, painted amphorae were used as decanters and were given as prizes.

Black Figure Neck Amphora

Red Figure Neck Amphora

Art Two - Watercolor

What do you think of the watercolors below by Ralph Goings?  He is an American Photorealist painter.  Yes.  It's a painting!

Art One - Drawing

The drawings below were all completed with pencil.  Which is your favorite?