My Lesson Objectives:
Investigate atmosphere and shapes on 9x9" cheap drawing paper, with all paintings having (a) an atmospheric background in the same color palette and (b) shapes as the focal point.
What I Did:
Backstory: I created two pieces based on an early draft of my lesson parameters and realized that I actually wasn't clear on what I meant by atmospheric background! These pieces led me to think that it's possible to have depth without a feeling of atmosphere (whereas I'm not sure it's possible to have atmosphere without depth). In any case, I remembered a downloadable workshop I did back in January—thanks, Jane!—in which the final lesson was Atmosphere. I revisited that lesson, watched the video numerous times, studied the pieces I created last winter … and revised my current lesson objectives to read as they appear above.
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