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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

See where the artists roamed during class

Battling mosquitos and blinding sunshine, half the class started painting under the mango trees on the walled property that has been cleared for construction. Like prisoners, some students focused on the wall that kept them in school, and on the skies over them. The other half of my students placed themselves near more formally planted gardens or lingered at the edges of playing fields.

 Those who started with their backgrounds first actually got to a level of completion, versus those who insisted on painting the details before the backdrop.
Several of my students arguably defended their right to abstract the landscape. Of these I think only one or two are reasonably successful. Four of the above paintings were painted of the same scene and from nearly the same seat. Can you tell?
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