Saturday, November 18, 2006

Animal Window

Animal
Donkey wondering how it got a horse's tail - in Painter IX


This is another exercise from Art Escapes. You can see that a variation of it is on the cover of the book. In essence one draws a simple figure then divides it into four and uses a different paint effect in the background of each square.

I like how grassy the bottom right square looks but that snake was a bit of a surprise!

7 comments:

tinker said...

Does that mean the donkey made a horse's %^&* of himself?

I hope there aren't any other snakes hiding in the grass...


Thanks for another fun art exercise to try out!

melba said...

That sounds like a great idea and a great book!

krista said...

It does sound like a good book. Maybe you want to lead us in reading that one next?

Although, I guess you will have already read it.

Anyway, I think I'm going to check it out. Thanks for the idea.

andrea said...

I did something similar like this when I taught secondary art. A series of these would be a great creative exercsie. (I love your donkey.)

Caroline said...

Tinker - ;-) and I was thinking of that game where you have to pin the tail on the donkey... or maybe a literary reference to Bottom out of Midsummer Night's Dream...

Melba & Krista - it is a lovely book - I'm really enjoying it - its meshing well with my re-doing of the Artist's Way

Andrea - glad you like my donkey - I wasn't sure about him myself...

ian russell said...

this looks very effective, caroline. i am going to note this in my book of ideas to try!

Guyana-Gyal said...

Sometimes I come here and just sit and stare at your art and smile and smile.