The still life painting is of a bookend. I have always loved bookends ever since I was a kid and it seemed natural to me to want to paint this one particular. The real bookend is silver metallic and super shiny, which was essentially like coloring in a black and white object. So, there you have it. My first still life with a limited palette since 2010.
Cad Yellow Light, White, Burnt Sienna, Cad Red light, and Cobalt.
I especially loved painting on the pizza box. The texture was really freeing and gave me freedom to play since it was already trash to begin with. Ha.
The drawings are more personal. They deal with education, specifically assessment
and providing feedback to students in the K-12 range. The red pen expresses traditional forms of feedback from teachers that aren't necessarily helpful or encouraging to those students who struggle in American schools. A lot of the time, students don't feel supported by their teachers who provide this type of evaluation. The red pen implies the words "wrong" "bad" and other negative associations that students can internalize while not really understanding how to grow or learn the next steps to success. I'd like to expose this in a visual arts setting and also create a path for a better way to provide feedback and show student support/guidance. I may do this with a rubric, not sure.
Also, the drawing is my first one, so it is a rough. The drawing is meant to look child-like, but I don't know if that effectively comes across. I would also have to create a story for each "bad" student drawing...
Another idea is to hand out drawings to art proficient peeps and see how they "correct" it. Could be interesting.