This week’s Triple Shot Friday is Linked to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge, which is WORK OF ART this week.
A couple of years ago, after a Tuesday Art workshop – Macayla stayed a bit late. She used up the leftover paints and made some marble art while I cleaned up. When her dad came to pick her up – he said that one of her marble art paintings looked very similar to a painting her grandfather made many years ago. He was able to pull up the grandfather’s piece on his pad – and here is a photo showing the two works of art – how similar and how very cool!
This is one of my favorite works of art – just a classic oil painting by Cindy Knapp – (Untitled) – I bought this painting while visiting family in Florida in 2009.
A hanging (well used) lax stick and a Joe Sakic signed hockey stick are “Horizontal Room Art” for my son!
I leave you with a video/slideshow with some “outline” sheets of Masterpiece “works of art” – they are leftover from Tuesday Art.
Outline sheets are great because they help you “get to know” a work of art. When we pull out the color and the textures – seeing the lines within the composition can give you a better feel for the use of space and for the positioning of different elements. If you want to get to know an art piece more – take a picture and then make a simple “outline” sheet – and you will never see the piece the same! Different aspects will unfold and you will get more of a feel for the piece.
Be back Monday.
Details about Triple Shot Friday – this is something I started because I thought Andrea (at igardendaily) did this each week/month – but she didn’t – it was just a busy Friday for her while doing her month of wreaths (which was amazing) – anyhow, I kept the idea of Triple shot Friday going for a few reasons. First, Debbie (who takes some amazingly unique photos) well she sometimes grabs great shots of things in triples (HERE is the 3-headed monument to Jan Toorop). I also like doing a Triple Shot Friday right now because I am not blogging on weekends – and I find that having the triple shot focus for the final weekday gives me more ideas. Oh – and HERE is a post done in triple shot from my blogging friend Preeti – her photos – and words- are so tasty – for example, she writes, “The lush green foliage is a treat for summer sore eyes.”
Author update (thanks to Firebonnet for her question)
If you want to make your own outline sheets – check out Nadene’s blog for a quick tutorial – HERE – she calls them tracings – and well, trust me – this is not just for children. In fact, I challenge you to try this – the next time you visit a museum or see a work of art that “speaks” to you – well make a quick sketch of it.
You may want to try Nadene’s tracing activity (at above link) – or try the “3 sheets” way – where you make 3 versions using a soft pencil (maybe 5B). Make a first quick version of the piece – and do not stop to erase – just loosely fill in the outer lines – and then look at the spaces and shapes in between objects. Try this two more times – and even if you end up TOSSing all three sheets – when you are done – you will have an entirely different view for the work of art.
However, if you like one of your versions- get some colored pencils, oil pastels – or even some watercolors – and add some color – or just use your soft pencil to make different values in various sections! Even if art is “not your thing” – this kind of activity can enrich your overall outlook, increase your art criticism, tap into the side of you that was designed to create, and as noted, it can help you get to know the certain work of art you were interested in. Try it – and see for yourself….