Thursday, December 16, 2010

Abstract Acrylic

Art I students made abstract paintings with acrylic on canvas paper. The assignment was to demonstrate the following techniques:

1. Impasto- an art term used to describe thickly textured paint that is almost three-dimensional in appearance.
2. Masking- students used masking tape to block off an area to paint within. When the tape was removed, it left a hard-edged shape.
3. Stenciling- some students used existing stencils and others created their own.
4. Scumbling- applying an uneven layer of paint over a dry, thin, relatively oil-free underpainting so that the first colour shows through to some extent.

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