Painting: Broken Glass Bugs

In the Painting course this semester, we are studying color theory and the application of color, mixing color, and creating contrast with color. The students have created broken bug paintings, in which they were assigned to choose an insect to draw, create a large composition featuring the insect and it’s parts, and introduce a “broken glass effect.” This was made by using a ruler and creating triangle shapes which met in the center of the image. The shapes that the intersecting lines made are then painted. The students are working with warm (reds, yellows, oranges, pinks, etc.) and cool (blues, greens, purples, browns, etc.) colors. The process is time consuming, but the hard work is paying off!


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